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2022 Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards: NCU Won One Gold and Two Silvers

Posted on: 2022-08-15    
Photo by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy
Photo by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy
 

Advancing school development following the guiding principle of "sustainable development," National Central University (NCU) brilliantly shone at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards this year. Two NCU projects, "Ecology, Living, and Economy of Taoyuan Coast: Facilitating the Sustainable Development of Taoyuan’s Coastal Environment and Culture" and "Art Immersion and Sustainable Community: Co-prosperity of the Local Culture in Zhongli and Pingzhen," were honorably awarded one gold and two silvers in total.

 

NCU's university social responsibility (USR) project of the Deep Plowing type in the International Connection category, "Ecology, Living, and Economy of Taoyuan Coast: Facilitating the Sustainable Development of Taoyuan’s Coastal Environment and Culture," was honorably awarded a gold medal of the Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards and one silver medal of the Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards. Guided by the principles of Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13: Climate Action), NCU consistently collaborates with multiple parties in Taoyuan coastal areas from south to north, including local community partners to establish an eco-friendly green corridor in Taoyuan coastal areas in order to serve the purposes of stimulating the development and facilitating the sustainable environment of Taoyuan coastal communities. The actions of sustainable development of Taoyuan coasts include the preservation of natural environments, community development, and indigenous cultures.

 

NCU's USR project of the Sprout type in the Features category, "Art Immersion and Sustainable Community: Co-prosperity of the Local Culture in Zhongli and Pingzhen," was honorably awarded a silver medal of the Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards. Guided by the principles of SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), the project puts its emphasis on introducing the public sector's resources and rooting the arts created in local communities in seven villages around NCU. The project also establishes the awareness of communal autonomy, strengthens public participation, and constructs social interaction networks through the method of community empowerment.

 
Photo by Wang Chun-Tang
Photo by Wang Chun-Tang

Every year, about 80 teachers and students are engaged to assist the local elders in the fall and winter in the construction of the stone weir. Photo by College of Earth Sciences

Every year, about 80 teachers and students are engaged to assist the local elders in the fall and winter in the construction of the stone weir. Photo by College of Earth Sciences

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