July 2nd, 2012 UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking 2012
Subject: Invitation to participate in UI Green Metric World University Sustainability Ranking 2012
Dear University Leader,
As the Rector of Universitas Indonesia, I would like to invite your university to participate in our world ranking of university sustainability – Green Metric.
There are a number of benefits to participating universities. It can help your efforts at internationalization and recognition by getting your university’s sustainability efforts in education on the map globally.
Participation can help to raise awareness in the university and beyond about the importance of sustainability issues. The world faces unprecedented civilizational challenges such as population trends, global warming, and overexploitation of natural resources, oil-dependent energy, water and food shortages and sustainability. We realize that higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. UI Green Metric raises awareness as it helps assess and compare efforts at education for sustainable development, sustainability research, campus greening, and social outreach.
Participation will support social networking. By taking part in Green Metric, you will be in a good position to identify potential partner institutions.
A final benefit is the prospect of change, a benefit to us all. We believe the universities are the nexus for bringing about real change in society...