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Título: Environmental sustainability in superior education: case study of Lisbon College of Health Technology
Autor: Machado, C.
Sousa, C.
Santos, N.
Almeida-Silva, Marina
Manteigas, Vítor
Palavras-chave: Saúde ambiental
Desenvolvimento sustentável
Ensino Superior
ESTeSL
Environmental health
Sustainability
University level
Data: Mai-2012
Editora: Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa
Citação: Machado C, Sousa C, Santos N, Almeida-Silva M, Manteigas V. Environmental sustainability in superior education: case study of Lisbon College of Health Technology. In ICEH 2012, International Congress on Environmental Health, ESTeSL, Lisbon, May-June 2012. Poster.
Resumo: Over the centuries there has been a growing trend of societies and it is possible to verify their economic growth. This growth has provided an increased pressure on natural resources, often over-reaching the boundaries of each country, which has called into question the level of environmental sustainability in different countries. Sustainability is understood as a complex concept involving ecological, social, economic dimensions and temporal urban processes. Therefore, Firmino (2009) suggests that the ecological footprint (EF) allows people to establish dependency relations between human activities and the natural resources required for such activities and for the absorption of waste generated. According to Bergh & Verbruggen (1999) the EF is an objective, impartial and one-dimensional indicator that enables people to assess the sustainability. The Superior Schools have a crucial role in building the vision of a sustainable future as a reality, because in transmitting values and environmental principles to his students, are providing that they, in exercising his professional activity, make decisions weighing the environmental values. This ensures improved quality of life. The present study aims to determine the level of environmental sustainability of the Academic Community of Lisbon College of Health Technology (ESTeSL), by calculating the EF, and describe whether a relation between Footprint and various socio-demographic characteristics of the subjects.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/1708
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