Creating a green university in Thailand: a case study of Srinakharinwirot University
Keywords:Green university; Sustainable development, Environmental management, Thailand
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.
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