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Población y Desarrollo

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SALDIVAR DE SALINAS, Lidia Rosa  and  FERREIRA, Rosa Lina. Environmental Management for Institutions of Higher Education, 2016. Poblac.Desarro. [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.47, pp.77-86. ISSN 2076-054X.

The objective of this research report is analyze the physical environmental status of the Faculty of Economics UNA, to propose the creation of an Environmental Management Department that collaborate with the improvement of the environment, provide services to the community and lead to the introduction of the institution in the Circular Economy. The focus of the investigation was of type quantitative qualitative of descriptive - analytical level, of cross longitudinal. The following techniques were used: surveys, field observations and interviews. The main findings of the observations and surveys were: regular physical environment, deficient environmental management, lack of classification and treatment of solid and liquid waste, irrational use of water and electricity, inadequate infrastructure for accessibility of people with disabilities, lack of fire protection systems and signage, poor collaboration of the university community in caring for the environment. However, positive contributions made by the university extension were found, including: plantation of more than 2000 trees, construction of three ecological squares, placement of environmental awareness sign boards and encouragement to students about research on environmental issues. Experts interviewed recommended the creation of an Environmental Management Department at the institution for the provision of services and advice to the community on environmental issues and laws, about sustainable finance Everything analyzed it is concluded that there is a need to create an Environmental Management Department at the Faculty of Economics, that elaborate and implement environmental policies, an Environmental Management System, a Waste Management System and a Fire Protection System, a Signage System among others, in order to position the Faculty of Economics as a sustainable institution and move towards a Circular Economy. It comes in the final part of the results the proposed of creation of the Environmental Management Department.

Keywords : System; environmental; management.

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