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Jakarta Post

Universities in rigorous pursuit of green campus

  • Istu Septania

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23 2019   /  02:54 am

As the message of climate change becomes louder, more Indonesian universities are joining the green movement. There have been obvious environmental changes happening on campuses across the country in recent years. Major cities like Jakarta have been investing more in integrated transportation systems by building bicycle lanes and renovating sidewalks so as to improve access to the nearest train and bus stations. Universities are also planting more trees, supplying clean water on tap and replacing old bulbs with efficient-energy lights. They are also enhancing their waste management; some are even selling compost they produce from waste materials. And instead of expanding parking lots horizontally, they are choosing to build multi-story car garages, leaving more space for gardens, parks and trees. Natural daylight for indoor activities has become a priority. Green campus campaigns began i...