Semarang State University (UNNES) officially announced the results of the UNNES Green School Ranking (UGSR). UGSR is a National Level Green School Rating regarding the sustainability of the vision, mission, and conservation-based programs, as well as environmental preservation efforts that are implemented in junior high schools/equivalents and high schools/equivalents.
This ranking was created to realize and implement awareness of the environment in school communities, especially high schools in Indonesia.
UNNES Chancellor Prof Dr S Martono MSi who was represented by UNNES Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs Prof Dr Zaenuri SE MSi Akt said the importance of environmental preservation for people’s lives had encouraged UNNES to formulate a vision that was in line with conservation. UNNES expressly has a World Reputed University, the Pioneer of Excellence in Conservation-oriented Education.
“Therefore, UNNES has a moral responsibility in internalizing conservation values in the tri dharma of higher education. One form of UNNES concern in implementing the tri dharma of higher education is to encourage campus strategic partners to jointly participate in environmental preservation,” he said.
“One of the strategic partners of UNNES to synergize in grounding conservation is a school. This is because UNNES is a higher education institution that focuses on producing educational scientists and educators for elementary and secondary schools. Thus, UNNES initiated UGSR which intends to invite schools to jointly make conservation the main stream of education policy, “explained the Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNNES.
Head of UPT Conservation UNNES Prof. Dr. Amin Retnoningsih MSi said the UNNES Green School Ranking was not just a ranking of green schools but also increased school commitment to the environment.
“Through the UGSR, we don’t just convey slogans but also take real action for environmental preservation. Don’t forget to protect the planet after we protect ourselves. Through this UGSR it is hoped that the activity participants can spread kindness to each other and preserve the environment,” stressed Prof. Amin.
In addition, the Head of UPT Conservation conveyed that the UGSR was motivated by efforts to support global policies related to environmental issues through real efforts to implement policies with a conservation perspective.
“Policies with a conservation perspective will later be aimed at increasing knowledge, skills and awareness about preserving, protecting and preserving the environment in high schools,” he explained.
He added, this year’s UGSR was attended by 44 SMP/MTs/equivalent and SMA/MA/SMK/equivalent level schools in Indonesia.
“There are 6 assessment indicators used in UGSR namely Site and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste Management, Water Management, Transportation, Education and Supporting Activities,” explained the Head of UPT Conservation UNNES.
The list of recipients of the UNNES Green School Ranking award is:
10 Continuing Schools Middle School Category
- SMP Negeri 2 Tengaran
- SMP Negeri 7 Cirebon City
- SMP Negeri 14 Pekalongan
- SMP Negeri 1 Rembang
- Junior High School 1 Jumo
- Pejawaran 1 Public Middle School
- State Middle School 1 Limbang
- SMP Negeri 1 Jepon
- SMP Negeri 1 Jati
- Mutiara Bangsa SLB
10 Continuing Schools in the High School Category
- SMA Negeri 1 Ajibarang
- City 1 Public High School
- Roudlotul Mubtadiin Nalumsari Vocational School
- SMA Negeri 1 Purwareja Klampok
- Vocational High School Veterans 1 Sukoharjo
- Karangkobar 1 Public High School
- SMA Negeri 4 Semarang
- Randublatung 1 Public High School
- SMA Negeri 2 Blora
- State Senior High School 2 Purwokerto