Dr. Arroco presents CHED-funded 'green' paper in int'l conference
Aquinas University of Legazpi professor Dr. Shiela I. Arroco presented the paper “Assessment of Waste Management Initiatives of Selected HEIs in the Bicol Region” at the 19th Annual and 1st International Conference of Philippine Society of Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE) held at Centro Escolar University, May 25-27, 2011.
The paper was a recipient of a Commission on Higher Education-GIA (CHED-GIA) grant for research papers that focus on the environment. It was conducted in collaboration with Bicol University.
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education faculty Dr. Arroco led the research team, with Dr. Alvin A. Sario, Prof. Lalaine M. Valladolid, AUL and Dr. Jonathan C. Arroco, BU as co-researchers. Engr. Nannete A. Tidon, Chief of the Solid Waste Management Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau was the mentor.
The research attempted to assess the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the current waste management programs or practices of the twelve selected Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) located in the six provinces of the Bicol Region. The HEIs were selected due to their large number of enrolees, in the belief that waste management program are implemented in these institutions.
Among the conclusions found by the study in the selected HEIs are that these institutions generate waste that is mostly recyclable, re-usable and biodegradable; not all HEIs in the Bicol Region have institutionalized waste management initiatives. However, with or without institutionalized waste management initiatives, waste segregation, collection, transport, storage and disposal are still not properly implemented; and the schools’ waste management initiatives have a moderate environment, economic and social impact.
The completed research was presented to the panel of evaluators from CHED-BU Zonal Research Center, OCENR, and EMB on May 14 and June 4, 2011, respectively.
Posted on: 06.06.2011
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