Kunsill Studenti Universitarji, KSU, launched a number of initiatives promoting sustainability, waste management and environmental awareness. In a press conference, KSU President Carla Galea said that KSU intends to continue improving sustainable alternative modes of transport to and from Campus.
KSU Vice President Luke Abela outlined the Green Fund project, whereby students are asked to give a €3 contribution to get their parking permit. This fund, Abela explained, will be used to promote, endorse and sustain alternative modes of transportation and green initiatives. This initiative is “by the students and for the students” said the KSU Vice President.
During the press conference, the University of Malta Rector, Professor Vincent Cassar, said that he supports the initiative, while he encouraged University’s staff is to make use of alternative routes to work, while pointing out the fact that the parking problem on campus effects the staff too.
Daniel Grech from Malta Public Transport gave a short description of the new park and ride scheme emanating from Pembroke. The route will operate on a fifteen minute frequency, and is expected to subdue the current parking situation on campus. Each trip will cost students 50 cents.
Green Roads Malta representative, Josef Florian Micallef, described a nation based application which facilitates carpooling among University students.