On 4 March 2020, the Office of Academic Resources organized a special lecture from a notable guest speaker on being a Green Office at Sri Mueangmai Meeting Room, the Office of the President Building. At the event, Assistant Professor Dr. Atipong Suriya, Acting Director of the Office of Academic Resources reported the objectives of the lecture. Afterward, Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, President presided over the activity. Participants of the lecture were staff members from multiple divisions at UBU. The workshop was organized to support the 5-year plan of UBU Strategies (2020-2024). In particular, strategy 6 focuses on the university becoming eco-friendly coupled with strategy 4 from the Office of Academic Resources’ focused on improving their operation management to become a sustainable green office. To achieve these goals, the university used the Thailand Quality Award (TQA) Criterion and the Green Office Management Standards as guidelines. In 2018, the UBU library, managed under the Office of Academic Resources, joined the Green Library initiative under the Thai Library Network. Through this, the library was accredited at a very good level. In 2019, the library joined the Green Office initiative and became accredited at an excellent level. The library was additionally awarded a Golden Plate for its accomplishments. The Office of Academic Resources continually strives to raise awareness on environmental management and responsibility amongst their staff and UBU community members. As a result, UBU is able to maintain active as a sustainable, eco-friendly university.
Honorably, Associate Professor Sayam Aroonsrimorakot, Acting Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University delivered the special lecture on being a Green Office. The lecture was divided into 6 sub-topics including 1) policy, operational plan and continuous improvement, 2) communication and awareness, 3) resources and energy usage, 4) waste management, 5) environment and safety and 6) procurement and employment. He also held a Q&A session at the end of the lecture.
UBU hugely thanks Associate Professor Sayam Aroonsrimorakot for sharing valuable knowledge to the UBU community and all participants involved in the event.
Revised and translated by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn