Roi Et Rajabhat University and the policy for rehabilitating terrestrial environment, addressing deforestation issues, and drought management

Roi Et Rajabhat University is actively working towards the 5-year strategic plan, with a particular emphasis on aspect 5: Conservation of natural resources and environment. The university is also aligning its efforts with the environmental conservation, safety, and health policy for the year 2023.

1.2 Objective: Promote the presence of green spaces within the university, comprising a minimum of 30% of the total area, and ensure that at least 40% of the area allows for water absorption.

1.3 Objective: Allocate budget plans to support environmental and sustainable projects/activities, amounting to no less than 10% of the total budget.

Furthermore, the university has also reached an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment regarding the use of land and the replanting of large trees in cases of logging. In instances where the university needs to cut down trees or when there are instances of fallen standing trees within the university, there must be a replanting effort at a ratio of 2:1.

In alignment with this policy, the university has allocated budget for projects related to natural resource conservation and environmental initiatives. Additionally, it has actively participated in the assessment and ranking of universities in the Green University Index since 2022.

Figure 1: Green area and open space of Roi Et Rajabhat University

As of 2023, currently, Rajabhat Rajabhat University has green areas, predominantly consisting of forests, accounting for 45.77 percent. Additionally, planted forests and grasslands make up 15.27 percent. The total open area is approximately 96 percent of the total land area. This allows the nearby communities to have access and utilize the space at all times.

Openspace nameTotal areaDuration (in Hours per Weeks)
Open Space Preserve1.360.000 m284
Putah Creek Riparian Reserve2.590.000 m2168
UC Davis Arboretum404.686 m2168

Figure 2: An example of area management using worm bricks instead of concrete pavement to allow for water permeation. The objective is to maximize the proportion of permeable area.

Figure 3: Tree planting activity on the University’s inauguration day to increase green space.

Figure 4: Treated water is recycled for agricultural use and landscaping within the university to reduce the reliance on groundwater and mitigate surface water shortages during the dry season. Source/more information: