11 June, 2019 – As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and community outreach, Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is the first University to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-Ecosolutions, the international sustainability consulting firm, agreeing to become a Green School Partner. The MoU was signed during the Green Schools Annual Ceremony of 2019, and was presided over by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with the support of the Ministry of Environment.
The MoU commits both parties to work together to develop sustainable solutions in education, with NDU spearheading various activities to provide schools in the Keserwan and Metn areas with training in sustainability education, technical solutions, and communication tools.
Speaking at the signing, NDU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Elie Badr, highlighted NDU’s track record of progress and evolution from full academic accreditation by the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE), and its para-academic role supporting student and community needs such as service learning, social impact initiatives, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.
In addition, Dr. Badr talked about NDU’s involvement in sustainability on many fronts, from research, to spreading awareness, to hands-on initiatives with its students and the surrounding community: “NDU is Number one University in waste management and water conservation according to the UI green metrics, we have won UN Climate act champions in 2018; and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) milestones award – in the academia category.”