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4th International Workshop on UI Green Metric


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CGSS represented USM in the 4th International Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings (IWGM), held on 8-10 April 2018 at Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia. The international workshop had successfully gathered 152 speakers and participants from 25 countries. Speakers from different universities shared their sustainability initiatives conducted as part of their effort to tranform their universities to be a sustainable campus. UI Green Metric, introduced in 2010, is an initiative by Universitas Indonesia to rank participating universities from all over the world for their sustainability efforts as part of UI's effort to"draw the attention of university leaders and stake holders to combate global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation". Participated for the first time in  2017, USM was ranked 260th, competing with 619 participating universities in the UI Green Metric Ranking 2017.


Community Programme at Balik Pulau


USM, represented by CGSS & Gabungan Anak Pulau Pinang Association (GAPP USM)  has been invited to join a community programme "Program Bakti Siswa Jalinan Kasih Balik Pulau", co-organized by Student Development Affairs & Alumni Division (BHEPA USM) and GAPP USM. The programme, held on 30 March to 1 April 2018 at Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, Penang was launched by the Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia, Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya. GAPP, as the secretariat, helped to conduct several activities such as cleaning the village, and kids games, and many more. The students also helped the villagers to prepare food for the programme. The programme is one of the initatives in giving the opportunity to USM students to help the community outside the campus.

 Discussion with UPEN Perlis

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A meeting was held between CGSS with UPEN Perlis on 27 March 2018 at UPEN Perlis, Kangar, Perlis. The meeting was to discuss on sustainability-related projects which could help the government to solve issues in Perlis. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan and the Principle Assistant Director (Macro) of UPEN Perlis, Madam Sanisah Sarnuji.

Belia Sejahtera Carnival 2.0

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Photo by: Kampus Sejahtera Facebook

Kampus Sejahtera Carnival was successfully organized on 24 March 2018 at USM Main Kampus. Many activities (10 Years White Coffin Celebration, Talk Series on Dengue, Explorace, Feed the Bin, Earth Hour Run etc)   have been successfully organized to encourage USM student and staff to live in a healthy and sustainable environment.

More stories: Kampus Sejahtera Facebook

Community Programme at Kepala Batas

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USM, represented by CGSS & WSU101 students has been invited to involve in a community programme "Program Negaraku: Mesra Rakyat & Bakti Siswa Permatang Bertam", co-organized by JKKKP Seri Manggis, Prime Minister's Deparment, USM, JKKKP Seri Bertam, and JKKKP Bertam. The programme, held on 11 March 2018 at Kampung Permatang Bertam, Kepala Batas, Penang was launched by Datuk Seri Reezal Merican bin Naina Merican and YB Tuan Haji Shariful Azhar Bin Othman. 80 students from WSU101 class helped to conduct several activities such as sustainability talk, games, sustainability exhibition, fishing competition, and many more. The students also helped the villagers to prepare food for the programme. The programme is one of the initatives to allow USM students to get involved in community project and to get closer to community. 

Kampus Sejahtera Strategic Planning Lab

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Kampus Sejahtera has conducted a Strategic Planning Lab on 10-11 March 2018, participated by the secretariats of Kampus Sejahtera. The lab, coordinated and assisted Dr Suzyrman Sibly and Dr Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip, was to review and strengthen the organisation's strategic plan.

More images: CGSS Twitter

Green Technology: Waste to Energy

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A special talk on Green Techonlogy: Waste to Energy was conducted on 27 February 2018 at CGSS which was delivered by Mr. Samsuddin Zainal, Sr Mohd Zahry Rafie, and Mr. Yusniman Lotfi from BuildSurv Consult (M) Sdn Bhd. The talk was to introduce a green technology which is capable to convert food waste to energy that can be used by any community that wish to adopt the technology.

Discussion with Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara

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A meeting was conducted between CGSS with Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara on 21 February 2018 at Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara Office. The meeting was to discuss on community engagement projects that can be offered to the community in Sungai Ara. Present at the meeting was the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti and Senior General Manager of Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara, Dato' Haji Mazlun Bin Mustaffa.

USM Strategic Planning Workshop

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CGSS Director, Dr. Suzyrman Sibly attended the Strategic Planning Workshop on 22-24 January 2017 at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence. The workshop was attended by all HOD in USM and the Vice Chancellor of USM, Prof. Datuk Dr Asma Ismail to discuss on and update the strategic planning of USM for 2018-2020.

Language Works Sdn Bhd Visit

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CGSS received a visit from Mr. Brian Cracknell, an expert in Green Project Management (GPM) and the founder of Language Works Sdn Bhd, on 18 January 2018. The visit was to discuss on any possible collaborative project that can be conducted in the future. 

Innovative Recycling Project

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A team from WSU101 has become the winner of Innovative Recycling Project for their sustainability related project; making homemade detergent from fruit scraps. The prize was presented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Development Affairs & Alumni) Prof. Dato' Dr. Adnan Hussein during the opening ceremony of "Ihtifal Maulidur Rasul 1439" at Al Malik Khalid Mosque, USM on 30 November 2017. The project was one of the projects showcased in the Recycling Project Exhibition which was held from 29-30 November 2017 in conjunction with "Ihtifal Maulidur Rasul 1439" programme, organized by the Islamic Centre, USM. The exhibition provided a platform for USM students to showcase their innovation in turning recyclable items into something useful. 

 Co-Curriculum Exhibition @ USM

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USM's Co-curriculum Unit  has organized a one-day " Co-Curriculum Exhibition" on 24 November 2017 at DTSP Foyer, USM. The exhibition showcased student's projects from different co-curriculum courses. 2 teams from WSU101 was given the opportunity to showcase their sustainability-related project on "Food Waste" and "Save the Tree".

Tree Planting Programme @ USM

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USM has successfully fulfilled one of its sustainability responsibilities by taking part in "Tree Planting Program" within 24 hours on 11 November 2017, organized by the Department of Landscape, MBPP. 150 students took part to plant 200 trees within USM compound as a way to reduce carbon footprint. 

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