The University, like other organizations in carrying out their daily activities generate impacts on the environment, affecting global sustainability. Therefore, from this new approach to Social Responsibility, the URL should seek socially responsible management of environmental resources, in support of current and future generations.
Therefore, it is necessary to develop and implement an “Environmental Management System” at the University and its environment.
Sustainable Campus Program
Rafael Landivar University declares its firm intention to contribute to forging harmonious relations between society and nature, for which fosters actions at different levels and scale. Attached to this purpose and a determination to lead by example, the University, through the Department of University Social Responsibility Univeritaria Integration Vice Presidency and with the technical support of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (IARNA), drives the initiative called Sustainable Campus, whose central purpose is to gradually promote a model of environmental partner to ensure better standards of living between the university community and the natural environment of Central Campus, Campus Regional Offices and management.
A project to construct biotope is selected as one of the pre 100th Anniversary student-faculty-staff collaborative projects. The main theme of this project is “the creation of sustainable future – with our 100 years of history – the day we see fireflies on our campus.” Biotope is a small area of natural environment that enables plants and small animals to live in their own distinctive communities. The idea was proposed by Nanako Aoyama, a first year student in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies and Professor Takeshi Kawakami supervised the whole project.