The Green Universities Project (GUP) is an applied project implemented by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in cooperation with Mutah University (MU), Hashemite University (HU), and Princes Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). The project is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development USAID/Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project.
I would like to participate, can you tell me how?
The GUP is being implemented in close cooperation with the university community; a taskforce from the university was formulated to follow up with RSS team on various activities of the project. The taskforce include students, faculty staff and a university staff (attached is a list of the university taskforce with their contacts). You may contact any member of the taskforce, or communicate with Eng. Wael Suleiman at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Seren Shahin at (email@example.com) to get involved in the project.
What are the project objectives, and what is the time frame for implementation?
The project aims at:
Institutionalizing sustainable concepts within Jordanian universities structure and processes,
Encouraging and empower students and staff toward making changes in their universities that will lead to environmental sustainable campuses, and
Utilizing social marketing methodology to foster sustainable behavior choices of the university community and the local people in the surrounding communities.
It is expected that all relevant activities to be implemented within (14) months.
What are the anticipated outputs of the project?
Implementation of a charter for environmental sustainability at each of the targeted universities.
Minimum of (100) students at each of the targeted universities will have been trained in fields of enhancing water use efficiency, energy conservation, and solid waste segregation.
Creation of an environmental sustainable taskforce at each of the targeted universities.
At least 15,000 students and staff members at the three campuses will have been reached (directly and indirectly) throughout various activities of the project.
At least 5,000 households would have been directly affected by the community outreach plan.
Minimum of seven environmental sustainability actions would have been implemented at each campus.
Development of a sustainability index of higher education institutions in Jordan.
Who should apply, and is there any participation fee?
There are no participation fees, and there will be incentives for those who would like to participate. As the project target the university community in general, all students, staff and faculty can participate in various activities of the project.
Is my university the only green university in this project?
The Royal Scientific Society is implementing the Green Universities Project in cooperation with three universities, Mutah University, the Hashemite University, and Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
Will the activities end by the end of the project?
Definitely no, the team of RSS and the university taskforce developed a sustainability plan for the project that relies mainly on activating the role of the university taskforce, implementing the sustainability charter over the coming few years after the project phase out, and developing sustainability index in close cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Who are the focal points in my university?
A university taskforce team was formulated; the team follows up with RSS team on various activities of the project. Attached is a list of the taskforce team with their contact information.
How can I report about an environmental problem in my university?
You may contact any of the taskforce members at your university. Attached is a list of the taskforce team with their contact information.
Will I get a participation certificate?
There will be different incentives for participants; among these is the participation certificate that will be adopted by the Royal Scientific Society, the United States Agency for International Development as well as the university.