CO2 Emission Estimation from Transportation Usage and Cycling Consideration in the Context of Green Campus, Naresuan University, Thailand
Taweesak Taekratok1 and Supansa Luansak2*
1 Naresuan University, Thailand
2Road Safety Research Unit, Thailand
Citation: Taekratok T, Luansak S (2020) CO2 Emission Estimation from Transportation Usage and Cycling Consideration in the Context of Green Campus, Naresuan University, Thailand. SciTech BioTech-Food Sciences 2020. Thailand
Received: May 08, 2020 Accepted: May 11, 2020 Published: May 05, 2020
Naresuan University has already ranked in 4th out of 22 Universities of Thailand by the Green Metric World University Ranking of Indonesia in 2016. In the conceptual of green university, this study aim to find out how much does the transportation usage specially motorbike sub- sector release CO2 emission. As well as, to estimate the cost of travel patterns of students within the university and how much does the student, faculties, and employees satisfaction with the incentive to follow the green transportation policy in being switched from motorbike usage into cycling. The questionnaires were interviewed for 654 samples by 5% of total students from year 1 to 3.The result of study found that about 89% of students ride motorbike to school and its average per student per 3 times travel a day. The source of motorbike is the most release CO2 emission about 514.75 Kilo carbon/hour followed by car about 85.05 kilo carbon/hour. Lastly, the major reason can force people switching the mode of transportation with the satisfaction is to creating a shadow over the bike path. This result of study can encourage the university develop and plan the green campus in the context of sustainable for future.
Keywords: CO2 estimation, University and green sustainable, Climate change, Green transportation