Campus Sustainability Office

Background

Building a sustainable campus has long been the primary objective of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and it steers the University’s development. In 2011, the University established the Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) to oversee the planning and implementation of sustainability policies and strategies on campus, and much work has been done through the Campus Sustainability Section under the Health, Safety and Environment Office (HSEO). In recognition of the growing importance of advancing sustainable development of the University and to promote stakeholders engagement, the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) was subsequently established in 2015 and serves as the policy making and coordination unit for the University on campus sustainability matters.

 

Vision

To advance PolyU’s pursuit of sustainable excellence, strive for integration of sustainability in all operations of the University and nurture a culture of sustainability, particularly environmental responsibility among our students and staff.

 

Mission

  • To support PolyU to achieve environmental excellence by strengthening management practices, facilitate academic and research collaborations and active engagement with stakeholders.
  • To promote the integration of environmentally friendly concepts into campus operation by connecting green practices and programs with students and staff.
  • To motivate students and staff to embrace sustainable lifestyle and culture on campus and practise environmental protection in their daily lives.

 

More information about the Campus Sustainability Office can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cso.