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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:

Inaugural Issue of CUHK Sustainability

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2018

2018

Inauguration of the Hong Kong Chapter of SDSN Youth

2018

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

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

2017

2016

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

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

2016

2014

The University's first two electric buses came into operation

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

2013

2013

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

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

2013

2012

Development of Hostel Smart Metering System

Launch of Green Office Programme (GO!)

2012

2012

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

2011

2011

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

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

2010

2009

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

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

2006

2004

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

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

2000

2000

The first issue of environmental report

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