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About Us

Our Journey

Faculty, student and staff members continue to contribute to making our campus healthier and more sustainable.  Some of the CUHK's major sustainability milestones and achievements are captured below:

The Solar Photovoltaic Systems at Lee Woo Sing College and Wu Yee Sun College Joining the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme Set up by the Hong Kong Government

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2019

Inaugural Issue of CUHK Sustainability

A6 2018 Inaugural Issue of CUHK Sustainability

2018

2018

Inauguration of the Hong Kong Chapter of SDSN Youth

2018

Launch of 'Plastic-free Campus' Campaign

plastic free campus campaign launch

Launch of Sustainable Development Solutions Network Hong Kong (SDSN Hong Kong)

2018

2017

Establishment of the 'Yunus Social Business Centre at CUHK – Jockey Club Youth Programme', to encourage young people to alleviate poverty through social business

Launch of the CUHK Sustainable Development Goals Programme, to encourage staff and students to initiate projects to advance and address SDGs

2016

2016

Energy Saving Championship 2016 - Hanson Supreme Grand Award (overall champion), the Environment Bureau and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

The University's first two electric buses came into operation

2014

2013

Establishment of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC)

Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence - Gold Award (Public Organizations and Utilities)

2013

2013

Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building- the first University building to have achieved the Platinum rating under HK-BEAM

2012

Development of Hostel Smart Metering System

2012

2011

Establishment of Campus Planning and Sustainability Office (CPSO) and Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES)

Launch of I‧CARE Programme to support social and civic engagement

2011

2010

Release of Campus Master Plan with long-term reduction targets for energy consumption and carbon emissions

The first organization to win the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence - Gold Award (Public Sector)

2009

2006

The first EMSD Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Awards - Gold Award, School (Tertiary Category)

The first University in Hong Kong to install evacuated solar tube collectors to generate hot water in student hostels

2004

2000

Completion of CUHK's first campus environmental audit, the first such initiative from any local tertiary institution

The first issue of environmental report

2000

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