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Introduction and FAQ
  • Students are passionate and have great ideas of building a sustainable campus. For the past five years, the Sustainability Unit has been selecting 20 passionate and committed HKUST students every year to become the Eco-Reps.

Based on their interest and skills, Eco-Reps teams will design and organize green campus projects.  Additionally, Eco-Reps will have opportunities throughout the program to meet faculty and senior university administrators. From these meetings and from firsthand experience, the Eco-Reps can build leadership skills, gain project management experience, and enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities



  1. I am PG student, can I apply to the program?

    All full-time HKUST students are welcome to join the Sustainable Campus Leadership Program, including UG and PG students. Typically, members come from all schools, disciplines, and backgrounds. 
  2. I am going for an exchange program in spring semester, can I apply?

    As this is a one-year program and it takes months to design and implement a green campus project, so we only admit students who can commit for the full academic year.  If you are planning on an exchange semester, we suggest you to apply to the program in the next academic year.
  3. How will the topic of green campus project be selected?

    The Sustainability Unit has identified a few themes of sustainable smart campus projects for eco-reps to work on including: 
    • Application of smart technologies to reduce energy and water use
    • Modification of campus spaces to be more user-friendly
    • Improvements to campus mobility, accessibility, and pedestrian-friendliness
    • Integration of real-time data to improve quality of life
    • Connectivity for community members to build stronger social networks
    • Innovative approaches to safeguard our ecological treasures
  4. I am an international student, can I join the program?

    Everyone – including exchange and international UG students are welcome to apply.  Meeting are conducted in English. Our program has a good mix of students from different nationalities, schools and programs. We believe that diverse backgrounds, skills and interests of our students will add value to the green campus projects development.
  5. What is the regular meeting schedule?

    The meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6pm-7:30pm on campus. 

Environmental issues are some of the great concerns in 21 century. The government, media and business always talk about sustainability, but it is important for us who live in our great planet to develop understanding, love and care towards our environment.

CHAN Kai Yin, John
BSc in Environmental Management and Technology