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± The system attracts researchers and organisations from Murcia interested in sustainable development. Guided visits are offered in different levels of technicality as an environmental education program. EVIDENCE / ASSESSMENT / RATING: Faculties of Chemistry and Biology ran a series of tests and determined the treated water reached a quality level appropriate for gardening, the wetlands serve as a media for the recovering of local flora and fauna with diverse species of reptiles, fish, and birds benefitted. SIZE OF IMPLEMENTATION: Platform 17 000 m2 Wetland 1464 m2 Green Areas 7023 m2 COST OF IMPLEMENTATION: 685 081.56 Euros YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION: 2005 - ongoing FUNDING PARTNERS: Financing from : Ministerio de Medio Ambiente and Golftrat in colaboration with the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Murcia. SOURCE:
132 GLOBAL EXEMPLARS SPAIN: AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MADRID EUROPE GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Centro Integral de la Bicicleta (CibiUAM) represents the commitment of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid to sustainable mobility. The function of CibiUAM is to provide students and staff of the university specific alternatives front to car use, which is often the means of transport used. Its aim is to encourage use of bicycles as an everyday means of transportation and sensitize the university community about the need for sustainable mobility. The center provides the following services: bicycle hire, bicycle hostel, mechanical workshop, documentation center of cycling and sustainable mobility, auto-repair workshop, second hand market of bicycles and accessories, clothing, and educational and awareness workshops. CibiUAM is located next to the train station to enhance intermodality between public transport and cycling. The CibiUAM is managed by a cooperative of students. For a number of years, this cooperative carried out the distribution of letters and postal documents by different university buildings using pedal bikes. The CibiUAM center is an initiative of Ecocampus project, this is the formalization of the UAM’s commitment to the Agenda21 and it seeks to achieve two main goals: To improve the environmental situation of the different UAM campus and facilities. To raise awareness to all the staff and students to promote participation in the debate and search solutions to the global and local environmental conflicts. TARGET BENEFICIARIES: University community: Students, teachers and administrative staff
133 GREENING UNIVERSITIES TOOLKIT V2.0 UNEP THEMATIC PRIORITY AREA: Climate change IDENTIFIED ISSUES: The form of transport used to access the campus is the train (41%), followed by private cars (37%), and lastly the bus (22%). On a weekday enters the campus an average of 10,000 cars daily. The use of bicycles as transportation was irrelevant.

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