Creating a green university in Thailand: a case study of Srinakharinwirot University

Authors

  • Prat Intarasaksit
  • Jitjira Chaiyarit

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16559

Keywords:

Green university; Sustainable development, Environmental management, Thailand

Abstract

Green development is a challenge at the global level as well as for institutions of higher education.
Srinakharinwirot University aims to transform itself into a sustainable university by using UI GreenMetrics
Tools to make achieve environmental benefits. Data in all categories were obtained via field observations, in
a report from the Sustainable University Working Group. The overall possible score is 10,000, while SWU
achieved 4,475; based on 6 categories comprising 39 a total of indicators. The strongest category score for
SWU Ongkharak was for Setting and Infrastructure (68.3%), while weakest was Water (25%).Becoming a
sustainable university is more than having a strategic plan. Being sustainable must be made a reality. This
is achieved as everyone in society (i.e., the target population) is empowered to reflect and enhance the
collective well-being by investment from/in the university.

Author Biographies

Prat Intarasaksit

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Physical Education, Srinakharinwirot University and Department of
Statistics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

Jitjira Chaiyarit

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Physical Education, Srinakharinwirot University and Department of
Statistics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Prat Intarasaksit, & Jitjira Chaiyarit. (2021). Creating a green university in Thailand: a case study of Srinakharinwirot University. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 291-298. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16559