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04/23/2018. Plastic Reduction Traceless Diet

發布日期 2018-04-23 11:42:00

 


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April 23, 2018

 

【President Office】

 

 

 Dear faculty members and students:

 
  In June 2015, Pope Francis issued an environmental mandate he called, "Praise Be to You". This was developed in order to urge people around the world to focus on morality and environmental protection. He urged all people to work together, in order to ultimately ensure the survival mankind. As the climate continues to change, our beautiful planet continues to suffer. Natural disasters have become more intense and frequent and therefore something must be done to improve the situation.

 
  In 2002, the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan began promoting measures to reduce the use of plastic bags and encouraged people to reuse shopping bags. On January 1, 2018, they increased their objectives and reiterated this policy, by putting in more measures to limit plasticity. They hoped this would not only contribute to oceanic and ecological preservation, but more importantly ensure the survival of mankind.

  
  On May 1, 2018, the school will begin promoting a policy of “Plastic Reduction Traceless Diet”. Our school’s leadership has been put in charge of reducing the use of plastics during Wenzao’s important large-scale meetings, including executive meetings. Supervisors can be good role-models by bringing their own tableware, not ordering lunches with disposable containers and ordering food that doesn’t come with plastic bags or throw-away utensils. It is also hoped that kitchen waste can also be reduced. Drinking fountains, tableware rental stations and utensil washing areas are now available throughout the campus. We hope this will eventually eliminate the use of plastic containers and disposable tableware. I hope the entire staff will become more conscientious regarding these endeavors, incorporate it into our campus culture and commit themselves to a movement that focuses on environmental protection.

   
  This new initiative of reducing plastics and food waste is not only about simply promoting environmental awareness, but also a movement designed to urge the staff and faculty to become more responsible environmental citizens. I believe we can all work together to develop a greater overall environmental responsibility throughout our university. I urge everyone to become good role models and focus on Wenzao’s commitment and responsibility to mother Earth.

 
 

President,

Shieu-ming Chou