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FNU Promotes Sustainability Initiatives

FNU Acting Vice-Chancellor, William May, said the university had implemented the three Rs concept – reduce, reuse and recycling – to address its waste management process on campus.
27 Apr 2022 13:46
FNU Promotes Sustainability Initiatives
Fiji National University Acting Vice-Chancellor, William May.

The Fiji National University (FNU) has implemented various sustainability schemes to achieve its Environmental Sustainability objectives.

This is part of the University Strategic Plan 2021-2026.

FNU Acting Vice-Chancellor, William May, said the university had implemented the three Rs concept – reduce, reuse and recycling – to address its waste management process on campus.

“As the national institution, FNU strives to lead by example. This initiative is aligned to our Sustainability Plan 2021-2026. It emphasises our commitment to this issue, and we aim to incorporate greener measures in all aspects of our learning and teaching, and operations,” Mr May said.

“One simple yet effective way in which we have promoted this on campus is through the installation of recycle bins on campuses to separately collect general waste, paper and plastic bottles.

“Students, staff and visitors to our campuses are encouraged to practise sustainable waste management so that we reduce and reuse waste, which in turn reduces our environmental footprint.”

Mr May added that through this practice, the university would work towards its goal of diverting 20 per cent of waste from landfills by 2026.

“Within the same time frame, FNU also plans to reduce our carbon emissions by 25 per cent, harvest about 40 per cent of rainwater for non-potable use, achieve 71 per cent of clean energy and embed sustainability principles into our infrastructure, learning and teaching, and research,” he said.

 



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