OVPAA launches Green Thumb Project :: Urdaneta City University

OVPAA launches Green Thumb Project

The Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs officially launched the Green Thumb Project on November 4, 2022, as part of the University’s commitment to having a socially sustainable community.




University officials, faculty members, and non-teaching personnel trooped at the University Forest for the launching program spearheaded by the OIC Vice President for Administrative Affairs Dr. Raquel Pascua.




“We are looking forward to making Urdaneta City University not only academically excellent but also be known when it comes to business orientation through this project,” Dr. Pascua stressed emphasizing the benefit of the project in terms of income generation.




As discussed, each department has an assigned area in the University where they will grow plants ranging from ornamental varieties to vegetables and fruit-bearing crops.


The Green Thumb project aims to improve aesthetics within the University’s premises, create environmental awareness, and provide livelihood opportunities through the harvested crops.



OIC - University President and Chief Operating Officer Atty. Dar A. DIga shared his thoughts on the said endeavor, equating the growing of plants to the instilling of knowledge among students.




“We, in the University, germinate seeds. Seeds, not literally what we can see on the ground, but we germinate seeds of knowledge in our students. And if we germinate and cultivate these seeds of knowledge to our students, the same goes with growing our plants,” he remarked.


Further, the Engineering Management and Auxillary Services (EMAS), General Services, and the Center for Community Development and Extension Services joined the OVPAA in the implementation of the project at the University.