Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry implemented a Zero waste campus project for high schools in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam. The project supported schools in waste classification and treatment as well as integrating waste management into lessons and extra-curriculum activities.
In 2020, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry implemented a Zero waste campus project for high schools in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam, sponsored by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. The project combined different approaches (top-down, bottom-up, and participatory approach) to get the involvement of the administrators, youth union, teachers, students. Together with three high schools in Thai Nguyen province, the project built guidance, mechanism of waste classification at schools, and integrated waste classification and treatment in lessons. Also, different color bins were provided to classify wastes in classes and campuses. Recycle wastes were collected for sale or creating daily school supplies and other handicraft products. The project also introduced the model “Trash blooms” to treat organic waste and change students’ views of waste. This is also a practical learning model for students. The project received the enthusiastic participation of teachers, and students and created positive vibes to other schools in the province.Back