The Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ policy on environment is guided by the administration’s Ten Pillars of Development and its shared values and principles of respect for human rights and the environment. It is in accord with environmental laws and standards such as the Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, RA 6969 or the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990, RA 8749 or the Clean Air Act of 1999, and RA 9275 or the Clean Water Act of 2004, among others. Consistent with these laws, the University commits to:
Environmental Education and Research
Curriculum Design and Integration – Environmental studies, ecology, sustainable energy, and sustainable development shall form part of the curriculum. It shall be integrated into curricular programs and courses, and in co-curricular programs and activities and must be designed for the development of cultural awareness and sustainable actions among students, faculty, employees, and the community. Green spaces on campus shall serve as “laboratories” of local ecology that students can utilize in their training.
Environmental Research – The University shall promote research and development programs on the environment and sustainable development. Environmental research shall be geared towards the protection of biodiversity, and in building resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts.
Extension – Community extension and outreach projects are aimed at promoting environmental awareness among partner communities and stakeholders. The University will continue to encourage the participation of extension communities in education and campaigns for climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness.
Green Campus Initiatives
Environmental Standards – The University shall serve as a “laboratory” for green initiatives. It shall comply with national and local environmental laws and standards. Specifically, it shall (1) encourage the minimization of solid and hazardous wastes and the recycling and re-use of recyclable wastes; (2) promote proper segregation, storage, transport, and disposal of solid waste; (3) encourage the participation of students, faculty members, and administrative employees in the implementation of solid waste, clean air, and water quality management.
Health Standards – It is the responsibility of the University to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. To this end, the University shall ensure that all minimum health protocols issued by the national and local government shall be strictly followed.
Green Infrastructure – University infrastructure development and facilities management shall be designed to reduce the utilization of carbon-emitting energy and exposure to climate risks, increase exposure to the natural environment and provide opportunities for a healthy and safe environment. The University shall also implement energy-saving strategies, including renewable energy sources, to minimize its environmental impact.
Biodiversity – The University shall identify biodiversity areas and maintain green spaces in the main campus, branches, and satellite campuses, and encourage students and faculty members to adopt and foster the place for environmental conservation and protection.
Transportation – The University shall utilize electric vehicles, like e-trikes, and encourage the use of bicycles to minimize pollution and energy consumption.
Green Procurement – The University’s procurement policy shall be directed in support of businesses that provide sustainable products, require suppliers and contractors to utilize environmentally friendly practices, adopt sustainable practices to decrease expenses, and promote its institutional role in influencing and encouraging a ‘green’ market.
Climate Change Mitigation / Adaptation
Climate change impacts mitigation – It is the responsibility of the University to increase awareness and consciousness of the PUP community with the climate change-related hazards. It shall encourage tree-planting activities and maintain urban gardens and green spaces to offset greenhouse gases produced by the campus. It shall involve the whole PUP community with climate change adaptation and mitigation activities such as clean-up drives, tree planting activities and waste management programs.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)
The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) policies of the University are divided into the following thematic areas:
Disaster Prevention and Mitigation – The University shall utilize its resources to avoid hazards and mitigate their potential impacts by reducing vulnerabilities and exposure and by enhancing the capacities of academic member communities.
Disaster Preparedness – The University shall establish and strengthen the capacities and capabilities of academic member communities to anticipate, cope and recover from the negative impacts of emergency occurrences and disasters.
Disaster Response – The University shall provide life-preservation activities, and services and meet the basic human security and safety needs of affected academic member communities based on acceptable standards during or immediately after a disaster or emergency.
Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery – The University shall restore and improve university facilities and conditions of affected, academic member-communities, and reduce their vulnerability to future disasters as defined by the “build back better” principle.
PUP maintains a lagoon as rainwater catcher.
The Center for Environmental Studies - PUP and PUP Engineering Department are institutional members while PUP President Manuel M. Muhi is an individual member of CentRE or the Center for Empowerment, Innovation and Training on Renewable Energy. View on CENTRE Philippines Facebook
PUP Research Institute for Science and Technology maintains a “Luntiang Bakuran” (Green Garden).
The Munting Luntian, managed by RIST - PUP Herbarium, not only highlights the aesthetic worth of the plants found inside the campus but also provides knowledge about its economic and ecological importance as well as its historical and conservation value. Visitors of the virtual exhibit may also find substantial information about the old trees in the University that will be eventually declared as PUP’s "Heritage Trees". View news article | View Website
Star8 Green Technology donated 10 units of e-tricycles to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) during a simple turnover ceremony held on July 28, 2020 at the Nemesio Prudente Park, organized by the General Services Office (GSO). PUP President Manuel M. Muhi signed the deed of donation with Star8 Green Managing Engr. Ronald Laurel. Other PUP executive officials present during the ceremony include Vice President for Administration Adam Ramilo, Vice President for Research, Extension and Development Anna Ruby Gapasin, and Executive Vice President Alberto Guillo. View news article
PUP IPMO conducts research thru an Advanced Novel Driven Research on Energy Sustainability (ANDRES) laboratory.
PUP maintains Center for Environmental Studies that conducts research capability, training, and advocacy. The PUP - Center for Environmental Studies under the Research Institute for Human and Social Development created a social media network through Facebook that connects environmental people through an online platform. By sharing content like text status posts, images, videos, and external links like blog posts, CES Facebook users can contribute ideas and join conversations with other people who share the same or different interests. View Facebook page
DENR National Capital Region Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Engr. Ignacio R. Amira, Jr. stood as Special Guest in today's opening ceremonies for the first-ever PUP Environment Week. PUP Center for Environmental Studies (PUP-CES) led by Prof. Joey Sindayen Pinalas, in partnership with DENR National Capital Region and Tayo Ang Kalikasan, prepared a series of activities for the week aimed at raising awareness of PUP students on environment issues affecting Metro Manila and the world. The activity coincides with the celebration of Climate Consciousness Week, Environmental Awareness Month and Clean Air Month.
PUP Hygears unveiled Luna III, the Philippines' sole representative in the Urban Concept Battery Electric Category this SEM season. Coming from that, we have brought home more than we could have aspired for bagging the sole Philippine winning title, “Travel Safety Award”! The team’s success was brought about by the unwavering support of Sintang Paaralan, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; CIM Technologies Inc. and Yuro Product Development and Design Solutions, the team's sponsors; advisors, Dr. Ginno Andres and Engr. Jhon Helarch Villar Antoni; and, Shell Philippines. View news article
The priorities of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) on knowledge and capacity development are:
The Office of the Vice-President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development thru Extension Management Office and Colleges conducts outreach and extension services.
CES conducted the research titled, “Assessing Cabiokid’s Impact as a Learning Resource Center: An Action Research on Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in Nueva Ecija”
Students' Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth Movement (SAVE ME)
SAVE ME-PUP Chapter is a social civic and environmental organization that focuses on environmental sustainability and a balanced ecosystem in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila.
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