ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICY
Energy is consumed in our daily use of electricity when we use gadgets, appliances, computers, kitchen wares and the like. With the increase of electricity expenditures, it needs to be conserved not only to cut cost and its expenses but to preserve the resources for prolonged use. Electricity is one of the essentials to economic development and comprises one of the basic features of modern society thereby meeting the needs of the consumers affordably.
Energy conservation and its efficiency, measures the university operations essentially in reducing costs thereby generating savings.
Southern Leyte State University introduces this policy for students and employees to cut down on energy consumption and consistently contribute to the university’s effort in energy saving. The proposal was presented during the joint meeting of the University Administrative and Academic Councils on January 10, 2022 and which obtained favorable action. Afterwards, it was submitted on January 12, 2022 for review by the Board of Regents' Research and Administration Committee (BOR-RAC), which consequently recommended that the Board approves it and was implemented as BOR RESOLUTION NO. 10, s. 2022.
WATER MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION POLICY
Water is essential in the well-being of a person and other consumers. As stated in the Guide to Managing Water for the Environment (2018) of the Australian Water Partnership and as part of an organization’s effort towards the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, “Individuals, communities and governments seeking to improve management of water for the environment need to collectively define what ‘system health’ means, at the scale of the catchment”. As a consumer of water, the Southern Leyte State University has been integrating in all its water consumption practices the concept of water conservation and management. It has undertaken maintenance and potability tests to protect all its constituents as users or consumers. There are relevant and responsive activities in which the university has been doing in order to manage and conserve water. However, these are only fragmented in nature and not yet laid down in a comprehensive and generally understandable form.
The policy covers the management and conservation of SLSU’s water systems, its storage (tank) and distribution to all consumers in the campus, maintenance and the proper water utilization by the university occupants such as students, employees, official guests, and others as stipulated on BOR RESOLUTION No. 11 s.2022.
OFFICE RECYCLING POLICY
Office supplies recycling is a vital part of going green in the office. It is not only environmentally friendly and being responsible, but it will also save financial resources. It is very important for every man and woman in the university to be on board with this, for everyone to put an end to the uneconomical practices thus start reusing and recycling. Thus the implementation of office recycling policy under BOR Resolution No. 12 s.2022.
The institution will provide employees with recycling facilities for a range of materials they use in the office. Recycling bins shall be placed strategically in the university premises. Supplies and materials whether brought outside or issued by SLSU may be subjected for recycling and employees shall adhere to the policies stipulated.
SLSU WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SWaMP)
The SLSU Waste Management Program (SWaMP) is intended for use by personnel and students at SLSU responsible for non-hazardous discarded (abandoned or considered waste-like) materials arising from human and animal activity. Solid wastes can be solid, liquid, semi-solid or containerized gaseous material and normally discarded as useless or unwanted, and require disposal. This is in pursuant to Republic Act No. 9003, Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 mandates the protection of the environment.
The success of waste management program relies on the commitment and participation of all members of SLSU community, both as they use and generate materials that could become waste. The waste management program does not implement itself but involves all people in all areas of the campus. Therefore, the responsibilities and organizational arrangements for this lie with a variety of personnel within the University and this includes preventive maintenance wherein regular cleaning of facilities is highlighted, Custodial and Solid waste disposal wherein wastes are segregated and disposed according to their classification, Landscaping where maintenance of plants and bushes is prioritize, sanitation services where few of the activities were involved and this includes, daily collection of office garbage and recyclables by the utility worker, scheduling a campus clean up, mowing of grass in the institution, and recycling where recyclable bins were placed in strategic areas and offices are encouraged to reuse office bond papers.
ACCESS CONTROL POLICY
The access control policy and procedures were formulated to regulate and control the access, identification, and movement of employees, students and vehicles while inside the perimeters of Sogod Campus with the objective of providing a safe and healthy environment for the employees, students, visitors as well as to protect the University’s properties. Hence BOR Resolution no. 20, s. 2021 is implemented.
One of the access control policy procedures is the vehicle policy wherein all vehicles that enters the premises of SLSU main campus should acquire RFID sticker or temporary/Renewal Vehicle pass, whichever is applicable, that requires unexpired Driver’s License corresponding to the restriction of vehicle used/owned, and Official Receipt and unexpired Vehicle registration. “No Vehicle RFID sticker, no entry rule “is applied to students and employees. Meanwhile, visitors will be issued a vehicle pass for one day, and deliveries will be allowed to enter without a need of a gate pass and will be directed to the designated delivery area by the guard on duty. Vehicles must be parked on the authorized parking space.