Sustainable Programs

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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, 177 total subjects offered by DLSU-D for the second semester of A.Y. 2020-2021 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$58,981 in 2019, the University Research Office approved $62,342.70 for research in 2020. A total of 25 sustainability focused researches were published in the last three years.

Collaborative Sustainability Researches

De La Salle University - Dasmariñas joined Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines in the study entitled "Assessment of Plastic Pollution Along Manila Bay: Solid Waste Collection Efficiency Assessment of Selected Local Government Units Along Manila Bay."

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.

Student Engagement Program

Over 10,000 students have completed the INTRO to La Salle, a required subject that introduces freshmen students to DLSU-D’s comprehensive environment program. Over the course of 10 years, it has been renamed as Student Engagement Program (SEP) to encompass the University's strides towards sustainability.

Informative Webinars

In the absence of face to face events in the midst of the pandemic, DLSU-D's academic and servicing units utilized online platforms to deliver cultural, social, academic, environmental events.