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The Sustainability Secretariat of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) through the Directorate of Project Development (DDP) held the first ordinary meeting of 2020 of the University Academy for Sustainable Development on Wednesday, August 19, this year through the Microsoft Teams digital platform, with the aim of encouraging the participation of the members of the University Academy for Sustainable Development (AUDS) in the activities proposed by the DDP for the second semester of 2020, and listening to the proposals and initiatives of the participating members regarding the activities and projects they wish to carry out to promote sustainability in university environments.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Sergio S. Fernández Delgadillo, Secretary of Sustainability; the MTS. Laura González García, Director of the Faculty of Social Work and Human Development, Dr. Moncerrat Arango Morales, Coordinator of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Dr. Carlos Ramírez Martínez, Director of Project Development; Dr. Evangelina Ramírez Lara, Director of Environmental Management and Operational Safety; the M.C. Félix González Estrada, Director of Infrastructure for Sustainability and more than 70 members of the AUDS, assigned to various agencies such as: Institute of Social Research, Faculty of Architecture, Visual Arts, Biological Sciences, Communication Sciences, Forestry Sciences, Political Sciences and International Relations, Chemical Sciences, Physical Mathematical Sciences, Public Accounting and Administration, Law and Criminology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Public Health and Nutrition, Dentistry, Medicine, and High Schools 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.
Dr. Ramírez Martínez, Director of the DDP offered a brief welcome message and presented the program of the event, later the inauguration was carried out by Dr. Sergio Fernández Delgadillo, Secretary of Sustainability, who invited attendees to reflect and investigate from its area of knowledge on current issues related to sustainability, in order to generate proposals that contribute to the social responsibility of the UANL for the construction of a better society.
Among the topics addressed, a summary of the activities carried out in the environment week at UANL 2020 and the cycle of online conferences “Social responsibility and sustainability” was presented. Later, Dr. Ramírez invited those present to participate in the call. of the 6th photography contest “In the sights of sustainability” that for the first time has the category aimed at academic and administrative staff with the theme “waste and recycling” with a deadline for the reception of works on October 30 of this year , on the other hand, presented the work program of the DDP corresponding to the second semester of 2020 in order to invite them to participate in academic events, among which are: international course on “Training of leaders promoting sustainability”, seminar permanent online session of the AUDS in which members who register their presentation in the conference catalog to promote the sustainability, recording of the 9th season of the television program “Mundo Sustentable” and the 1st. International Congress on “Education for Sustainability”, among other activities.
Subsequently, a collective analysis was carried out with the participation of several members of the AUDS who expressed their interest and willingness to participate and collaborate in activities to promote sustainability; inviting them to send their proposals to the email of: email@example.com.
Finally, the symbolic delivery of certificates to the new members of the AUDS by Dr. Sergio Fernández Delgadillo and the taking of the official photograph were carried out.
We thank the attendees for their enthusiastic participation!