BANGKOK, 8th August 2019 (NNT) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) presented 2019 Green Youth awards to public universities which have been evaluated by the Green Youth Project, preparing to be a green university.
Six universities that won the Gold Green Youth include Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University, Maejo University, Chumphon Campus, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Khon Kaen University and Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. Silver and Bronze Green Youth Awards were presented to 42 universities which have been evaluated by the Green Youth Project nationwide from four aspects including eco-friendly consumption, waste management, green space increasing and energy management at the university. It is aimed at preparing for development of the universities into green universities.
Mr. Wijarn Simachaya, MNRE Permanent Secretary, said last year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with universities throughout the country to support the environmental activities of youth at the universities, allow students to eat environmentally friendly food, manage waste, manage energy and increase green space. This will develop the universities into green universities.