HKUST is committed to creating a more vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable campus to support the university's educational goals and priorities. This commitment was first articulated in the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium Declaration, where the presidents of eight Hong Kong universities stated: "We recognize the important role and responsibilities of the higher education sector to provide appropriate responses to the challenges of climate change and sustainable development through our core missions of research, teaching, and knowledge exchange."
Building on that momentum, HKUST adopted a powerful new vision for moving the campus forward.
HKUST will become a global leader in sustainability education by transforming the Clear Water Bay campus into a carbon neutral, zero waste, and net-positive environmental impact living laboratory for experiential learning, demonstrating cutting-edge research and sustainable operations within a vibrant and engaged community.
The Long term vision will be initially implemented through a five-year plan called the HKUST 2020 Sustainability Challenge. The Plan entails four Focus Areas:
One of the main reasons behind my strong belief for maintaining a sustainable lifestyle and encouraging to follow suit is because it is a need. I believe it is our duty; our responsibility as mankind is to take care of this beautiful world and preserve it so that future generations can also appreciate its beauty.
Year 2, BBA