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Through teaching by example, DLSU-D boasts of a hidden curriculum for green practices – incorporating sustainable practices in school so that these may also be adopted by the students, faculty and staff in their own homes and communities.
The University also integrates sustainability into its academic programs by offering courses with environmental majors. Based on data from the Office of the Registrar, 90 out of 312 total subjects offered by DLSU-D for the second semester of SY 2019-2020 contains sustainability components while 17 are specifically targetted towards environment.
Also in the pipeline is the development of DLSU-D’s Sustainability Program on Priority Areas which seeks to create a sustainability program on the following priority areas of operation namely: a). Student Services; b). Infrastructure; c). Finance and d). Environment. Sustainability is defined in this project as the adoption of standards in the area of quality management, environmental management, finance management and occupational safety and health standards.
Cavite Development Research Programs
CDRP proposes to organize quality research into four inter-related mission areas to benefit the province of Cavite’s quest for sustainable economic, social and environmental development including agriculture, land use and environmental impacts; urban systems and applied technology; eco-tourisn and enterterprise development, and good governance and cultural heritage analysis.
Increased Funding for Sustainability Based Researches
DLSU-D significantly increased its budget allocation for sustinability-related research and other studies. From USD$40,788 in 2018, the University Research Office approved USD$99,314.07 for research. Close to 90 percent are allotted to environmental studies.
Virtual Learning Environment
De La Salle Univerity-Dasmarinas has been actively exploring virtual learning processes such as the Learning Management System, now known as the Schoolbook. This provides opportunities for faculty and students to maximize technological tools for learning without having to physically report on campus. This practice minimizes carbon footprint.
Environmental Module in Intro 101
The solid waste management scheme as well as environmental guidelines being implemented by the University is incoporated into a Intro 101, a one-unit course required for freshmen and transferees.