Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.36
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2015
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Universidad de Monterrey
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 César Alfredo Nanni
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Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes Yes
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles Yes
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution No
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives Yes

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve life quality for people in need.
SIFE UDEM develops different activities such as: finance and ecological education, women empowerment, microfinance development, culture system innovation, among others.


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A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

There is located at the residence hall of the university an organic garden that aims to reunite residents to nature and have a team workspace once a week it also helps as an antistress dynamic. This activity has been performed since August 2010 on Thursdays from 4-5 pm. There is also a compost pile that produces fertilizer for the organic garden. There are two periods of seeding one during spring- summer in January-February for tomato, cucumber, green beans, melons and squash. The other period during autumn - winter performed during September planting lettuce, spinach, onions, beets, carrots and aromatic herbs such as basil, oregano and thyme.
An organic pest control is performed by applying garlic, onion and chili solutions as repellent instead of applying pesticides.
http://campuslifeudem.com/2014/08/11/rfs-sostenibles/


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

The University of Monterrey has a student association called Students In Free Enterprise - University of Monterrey (SIFE-UDEM), which co-runs and empower a small enterprise in the rural community of Caballerías de Villa Hidalgo, Zacatecas. The students help and train the 7 ladies in order to develop management skills needed to be fully established in the local market.
The enterprise is called Siete Hermanas (Seven Sisters) focus in the production of alimentary products based in Nopal. Nowadays there is a small factory with the basic tools to produce Nopalitos in Escabeche (their main product) having a flow of sales, develop their business plan and search for local demand.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
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A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

CONFERENCE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY
The University de Monterrey, through the Center for Sustainability, organizes a biannual Conference "Path to Sustainability", which celebrated its 8th edition in August 2014.
This event is a space that links the university community with researchers, academics, public and private companies and civil organizations presenting their experiences, projects and success stories in several components of sustainability.
The conference program includes lectures by local and national speakers on issues related to ecological footprints, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, urban mobility governance, alternative energy, sustainable construction and landscaping, sustainable industrial innovation, local cycling, water as the challenge of the millennium, recycling and programs in management of solid waste as well as national laws and regulations that concern the environmental field.
The schedule is complemented by workshops in which students and teachers interact directly with the speakers; exhibitions of sustainable products, with a focus on fair trade and sustainable social entrepreneurship, art exhibitions, and workshops on recycling techniques, healthy eating, endangered species, natural medicine, native plants, typical crafts with recycled materials, among others.
http://campuslifeudem.com/2014/05/06/7-congreso-camino-a-la-sostenibilidad/

SUSTAINABILITY IN CLASS
Exhibition of works and projects performed by students in class, applying sustainable solutions to environmental problems analyzed in the community by developing strategies of action around the three areas of sustainability: economic, ecological and social.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

“salvARTE”
Contest in which students, can express themselves by making artwork with waste materials, addressing the urgent need to raise awareness on reduction, recycling and reuse of solid waste and sensitizing the university community on the problem of waste generation and their impact within the environment.
http://www.udem.edu.mx/Esp/Noticias-Eventos/Pages/Noticias/2014/mayo/bestiario-salvarte-prepa-udem.aspx


The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

The Universidad de Monterrey has a Center for Leadership and Challenge called "Lánzate" that develops programs that aim to develop leadership skills by experiential education through adventure. Programs are held in the facilities of the Center Lánzate in Campus UDEM and also in wilderness areas in different national and international locations. Programs promote Leave No Trace principles.


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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

Co-curricular course that aims to raise awareness of the conditions in which
our planet is and the effects of irresponsible exploitation of resources, concluding with a commitment of being more responsible in the use of resources and the relationship with the community.


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