“HIGHER EDUCATION AS IT SHOULD BE”

Sustainable Campus Initiative

RHU-SCI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Vision

A sustainable Campus in an Equitable Nation

 

Mission

RHU is committed to build a local citizenry knowledgeable in environmental sciences and sentient to local and global ecological issues.

 

Values

  • Shared Governance: Courage to shape a better ecological campus.
  • Excellence: Leverage collective innovative solutions.
  • Integrity: Be real and fair.
  • Diversity and Tolerance: As inclusive as our motto “I care”.
  • Community Service: Commitment to excellence.
  • Purposeful Learning: It is up to our collective work to make it happen.

 

Why, what and how RHU is committed to Sustainable development?

Five Es strategy:

  • Engineering: Better campus infrastructure and maintenance to minimize its ecological footprint.
  • Education: At the level of awareness campaigns, lectures, trainings, recreations, and conferences.
  • Empowerment: Students across the curriculum and a capacity to contribute to the construction of sustainable societies.
  • Engagement: Faculty, students and staff in inquiry, discovery of more sustainable practices through curriculum, research and outreach.
  • Enforcement: As in law enforcement and better environmental legislation.
  • Energy Production and Conservation at RHU

    Energy is used to accomplish tasks. The most usable form of energy today is electricity – energy of high “utility”.

    However, electricity must be generated from natural resources. RHU’s electricity supply comes via three routes: Mains Electrical from EDL Grid, self-ran Diesel-oil Generators, and the daytime usage RHU Solar-PV plant.

  • WATER CONSUMPTION AND RAIN WATER HARVESTING

    Fresh water is an essential natural resource for which there is no substitute.  Water is one of the simplest chemicals (H2O) known and yet is the foundation of life on Earth.  All living forms on our planet depend on water. Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. These stored waters are used for various purposes such as gardening, irrigation etc.

  • Composting At RHU Campus

    Composting organic material is as natural a process as can be. It is simply the biological way of breaking down complex organic matter into simpler inorganic forms that can be utilised by other forms of life. Nature has its own agents working this process: Ants, termites, worms, bacteria, fungi, yeasts etc…. While, there are two types of composting: Aerobic (with air) and Anaerobic (in the absence of air), the project at hand will only consider the former.