Universities are usually regarded as energy-guzzling places. In connection with the ongoing energy saving campaign this summer, which is seeing one of the worst power supply situations in recent years, 34 universities in Seoul signed an agreement with Seoul City to join the campaign to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
In a ceremony held on June 25[u1] , Seoul City and the presidents of 34 universities in Seoul agreed to work together to turn universities into green campuses and make Seoul an exemplary environmental city through energy saving and carbon dioxide reduction.
At noon on June 25, Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon and the presidents of 34 universities in the city gathered together at the Korea Press Center and signed an agreement for joint efforts to reduce energy consumption by 10% by 2017.
The representatives of universities vowed to fulfill their social responsibility by carrying out the green campus campaign to join in efforts to cope with climate change and pursue sustainable development through the ff.:▲ gradual execution of the plan for greenhouse gas reduction; ▲ launch of body dedicated to putting the goal of green campus into practice, and; ▲ prioritization of energy saving.
They also agreed to join efforts to turn Seoul into an energy-producing city. Toward that end, they will set up a plan for the establishment of greenhouse gas inventory and low-carbon infrastructure within each university. Seoul City will provide diverse forms of support to universities in connection with their energy-saving activities, including provision of up to 2 billion won at a low rate of 2.0% per annum for buildings that newly install energy efficiency devices or adoption of a new & renewable energy system, such as solar power plant.
Earlier in the day, the representatives of 34 universities in Seoul held the Inaugural Meeting for the Seoul Green Campus Council at Seoul City Hall. During the meeting, Sungkyunkwan University was elected as Chair University of the council, with Korea, Hanyang, and ChungAng Universities and Seoul National University of Science & Technology named Vice Chair Universities. Seoul National University was elected Auditor University.
Said council will engage in the following activities in connection with the campaign to turn universities into green campuses: exchange of information, sharing of success cases with others, personnel exchanges, etc.
The universities that agreed to join the Seoul City-initiated campaign accounted for 81% (i.e., 34 out of the 42 four-year universities).
Later that day, Seoul City, Seoul Green Campus Council, and Seoul Institute held a symposium on how to form green campuses in commemoration of the launch of said council.
Commenting on the launch, Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon noted that it is very significant for the representatives of universities to have agreed to join the energy saving campaign this summer when we are experiencing one of the worst power supply situations. “We at Seoul City will do everything we can to support their efforts to turn their schools into green campuses,” he vowed.
|Konkuk University||Song Hee-yeong||450-3114|
|Kyunghee University||Jo In-won||961-0040|
|Korea University||Kim Byeong-cheol||3290-2765|
|Kwangwoon University||Kim Gi-yeong||940-5025|
|Kookmin University||Yu Ji-su||910-4136|
|Korea Christian University||Lim Seong-taek||2600-2400|
|Duksung Women’s University||Hong Seung-yong||901-8017|
|Dongguk University||Kim Hee-ok||2260-8568|
|Dongduk Women’s University||Kim Yeong-rae||940-4088|
|Sangmyung University||Kang Tae-beom||2287-5028|
|Myongji University||Yu Byeong-jin||1577-0020|
|Sogang University||Yu Gi-pung||705-8976|
|Seokyeong University||Choi Yeong-cheol||940-7027|
|Seoul National University of Science & Technology||Namgung Geun||970-6066|
|Seoul National University of Education||Shin Hang-gyun||3475-2227|
|Seoul Christian University||Lim Jong-un||380-2516|
|Seoul National University||O Yeon-cheon||880-5149|
|University of Seoul||Lee Geon||6490-6412|
|Seongkonghoe University||Lee Jeong-gu||2610-4142|
|Sungkyunkwan University||Kim Jun-yeong||760-1116|
|Sungshin Women’s University||Shim Hwa-jin||920-7049|
|Sejong University||Shin Gu||3408-3907|
|Sookmyung Women’s University||Hwang Seon-hye||710-9050|
|Yonsei University||Jeong Gap-yeong||2123-2201|
|Ewha Womans University||Kim Seon-uk||3277-2878|
|ChungAng University||Lee Yong-gu||820-6099|
|Chongshin University||Jeong Il-ung||3479-0215|
|Korea National Open University||Jo Nam-cheol||3668-4253|
|Korea National University of Arts||Park Jong-won||746-9071|
|Hankuk University of Foreign Studies||Park Cheol||2173-2114|
|Hansung University||Kang Sin-il||760-4114|
|Hanyang University||Lim Deok-ho||2220-0144|
|Hanyoung Theological University||Han Yeong-hun||2067-4533|
|Hongik University||Lim Hae-cheol||320-1022|