The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) – Leon won 2nd place in the Regional Search for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Schools for the Tertiary Level.

The award was given on June 29, 2015 by Atty. Jonathan P. Bulos, OIC Regional Director, Region VI, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), and other representatives from the said agency. It was received by Dr. Eugenita C. Capaciete, ISAT U-Leon Campus Administrator and Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U-President.

According to Dr. Capaciete, the institution was able to comply with the criteria required by the DENR-EMB. These are 

Sustainability Aspects of the School’s Policy (10 points); Environment-friendly School Operations and Presence of Environmental Programs (25 pts.); Environment-related Features of the School Curriculum (25 pts.); Presence of Vibrant Eco Organizations in Campus (10 pts.); Presence of Partners and Linkages in Environment Programs/Projects (10 pts.); Socio-Cultural Sustainability (10 pts.) and Economic Sustainability (10 pts.).

By winning second place, ISAT U -Leon will represent Region VI in the National level competition together with the La Consolacion College-Bacolod which landed first place and St. Paul University- Iloilo, third place.

The activity aims to encourage schools and academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level.

It was sponsored by DENR-EMB, the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Smart Communications.