DATE 2015/09/24 VISITORS 4089
For the past two weeks, campuses have been busy helping students with services, paperwork and other miscellaneous necessities. In order to lighten the load on students while simultaneously implementing environmentally safe habits, the Office of General Affairs held an assembly while handing out large environmentally safe bowls to freshman students for meal time. These bowls can be used in the dining halls under the dorms and will give students a discount of 2 to 8 NT for any meal over 45 NT. Upon hearing this, the students were more than thrilled to be a part of this environmentally safe project.
There are around 20,000 students and teachers on campus, which means these types of programs are not only reducing the carbon footprint that the university makes every year, they also play a major part in terms of environmental protection. The “No Waste Dining” Policy has been in effect at TKU for 7 years. It’s estimated that the amount of recycled disposable lunch boxes every week is about 4000, stacking up to about the same height as the Taipei 101 building.
Organizer and Member of the Office of General Affairs, Chia-mei Wang, expressed, “Protecting the natural environment and preventing pollution policies were effectively implemented in 2009 under the “Carbon-waste Reduction Movement.” The Office of General Affairs is using this assembly to hand out environmentally safe dishware as an opportunity to remind students to take care of our environment.