1. Title of the paper
- Improving the waste management program of Far Eastern University Morayta, Manila
2. Group Members
Leader: ROSALES, LOU ANGELINE B.
Assistant Leader: CACNIO, MARIA PAMELA S.
Secretary: LARIEGO, IMPRESS C.
Treasurer: DUMAYAS, MICHAEL
Members: HU, ZUOHAO
We are 3rd year Marketing Management students. We are conducting a research about FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY’S Improving the Waste Management Program.
Far Eastern University has a widespread focus on the matter, from the overall system in the university itself up to the specific conservation of the precious Tamaraw which symbolically represents the university.
In order to fully show that Far Eastern University is heading into the direction of being a greener campus and have a more environment-friendly system, it revised the mission and vision of the campus thus foreshadowing the programs to be implemented that will both be helpful to the environment, as well as the students’ well being inside the campus.
Saving the Tamaraw
Even before this change in the mission and vision, Far Eastern University had long been doing their part in the conservation of the Tamaraw in its native habitat of Mindoro.
In the 1900s, there was an estimated 10,000 tamaraws in the wild, unfortunately by the end of the 20th century only 154 were found to be left. The tamaraw is the main mascot as well as symbol of Far Eastern University and thus has become a big priority regarding its community service programs.
A private, non-sectarian institution of learning, Far Eastern University is dedicated to the intellectual, moral, and economic uplift of the Filipino, particularly the working class and the less privileged members of Philippine society. As a pioneer in the democratic tradition of higher education, it is committed to the highest possible standards, consistent with its resources, and to its obligation of helping build a progressive nation.
The education of the total person in a developing society must be premised on the fact that the benefits an individual receives from the process are meant not only for himself but for the service of others. In this sense the University aims to prepare graduates who will contribute to the growth and stability of the larger society.
Towards these ends, Far Eastern University aims to:
Provide relevant education to men and women at a cost within the reach of the middle and working class;
Expose its students to the influence of men and women whose preparation and training, intellectual capacity and moral values are exemplary;
Encourage the participation of its faculty and students in civic and social programs and community projects for the amelioration of the plight of the less privileged; and
Strive to produce leaders in the professions who can contribute significantly to the building of the nation.
There are also constant reminders to students and employees alike about this new eco-friendly mindset, and how it should be given importance evidenced by numerous signs scattered in the campus which provides further instilling of this mindset.
Moreover, Electricity Conservation Program was set up to conserve electrical energy and billings of the University. Every 12 noon, offices are tasked to turn off lights and if rooms were unoccupied, air-condition units are monitored to shut off.
To conserve paper, all offices are encouraged to reuse papers for printing. The University also collects rain water for plants. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Program was performed through promoting a smoke free campus.
FEU recognizes environmental organizations, TamVol, Biological Science Society, Environmental Society and National Service Training Progam (NSTP). With all of these measures in place, Far Eastern University moves further into a greener campus and system. Through these organizations, FEU helps to lessen environmental problems.
A nationwide contest recognizes school efforts on eco-friendly programs and activities. Aiming to encourage academic institutions to be involved in environmental issues, develop skills and understanding among students, faculty and administrators to initiate active environmental responses, commitment and involvement.
According to Dr. Espino, the result of the nationwide search will be announced in July or August. Last May, FEU submitted an entry in the first 2009 Nationwide Search for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Schools of Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR).
Each classroom has also been provided with advisories regarding coughing, and how to properly cover oneself when found in that situation. These little tidbits of information may seem small at first, but are nonetheless important regarding the overall prevention and spread of the virus as well as the normal everyday cold and cough.
It was a wise decision on the university’s part to change the mission and vision, when it decided to aim for a more eco-friendly campus. The platform used was the mission and vision statement, something which is clearly seen every day by the students by simply being around the campus, and thus with this starting point the university was able to clearly establish its goals regarding a more refined outlook for the university’s future.
Although the mission and vision change is only recent, the tamaraw count and the saving of the tamaraw have gone on for a much longer time. With the overall change in the mission and vision, there will be a renewed and increased focus on these projects of the university which provides a great overall support for these programs. Further accelerating this awareness is the proposed book about the tamaraw by the university. Although it is still in the planning stages, it will hold promise regarding the spread of information about this symbol of the Far Eastern University. Because most people are vaguely aware of what a tamaraw is, where it can be found, and what are its habits, this book will provide a treasure trove of information for which one can acquire great knowledge about it.
Regarding the measures taken within the campus itself it is apparent with regards to the effort given forth by the university in their attempt to create a greener and cleaner environment for the students, staff, and faculty. It was a good decision to not simply get staff and faculty to do the job of making the university greener but more importantly the students themselves. The university implemented a procedure where students would be greatly informed regarding what should be done when dealing with garbage, food, and their environment in general.
The most important facet of these is the dissemination of information to the students. Regardless of how trained the staff might be, if the students themselves are not sold on the idea or are not eager enough to implement the idea then the whole thing will be entirely useless. With regards to the students being a necessary cog in this process, the best way to go about doing this is that of information dissemination, because one cannot do something correct, or be zealous over something correct, if he or she is not aware of what is correct in the first place.
These information that is spread throughout the campus provides not just information to the students that they can and should be able to implement in the campus as well as their everyday lives, it also serves as a great foundation of discipline. One can easily order people into doing the segmentation of garbage, or covering one’s mouth when coughing, but without the supplementary information as to why this is being done, then people will never truly understand the point of doing such a task which seems inherently useless since it doesn’t come with information which orients people about the activity or program.
With this important and solid base, the programs themselves were a good start with the Styrofoam removal for the canteen food, and junk food, fundamentally it is a sound thing to want to try to change, but realistically it will prove to be very difficult, but not entirely impossible. Food is an integral part in a student’s life, and the canteen is also where students not just eat but also congregate, and thus becomes an increasingly important facet in university life. Problems that can arise from this is the increased cost of not being able to use Styrofoam, since this is clearly cheaper especially with regards to disposal and convenience for students and caterers alike. Secondly, the matter of removing junk food encompasses a coverage wider than the university itself and the reason why it might be problematic is due to the fact that some income from university comes from those caterers that provide junk food, preventing them from selling that would reduce their income, and might lead to them pulling out of the university in general. Another point is that, outside of the campus are convenience stores, sari-sari stores etc. which are able to provide students with junk food within their reach. So even if students are not able to get junk food in campus, 10 meters away there is a convenience store that would be more than happy to provide the goods. However, one does stress that the intention here is clear and correct, but tweaks are necessary to further streamline this program.
the campus is something which is clearly vital in being able to make a greener environment, and the approach of providing the necessary tools and trash bins for this task was good. But even here certain problems arise, one factor for the change in the system was because of a government mandate regarding the requirement of these segregated garbage bins, secondly is the necessary information regarding which objects should be in the respectively colored and segmented garbage bins, if the students themselves are not aware which trash should go where, then these bins are simply for decoration. Thirdly, is the lack of implementation within the buildings of the campus, although many segregated bins can be found outside, within the buildings and each classroom, only one trash bin can be found, which makes matters worse because of the different approaches being made regarding this matter. Lastly, is how lacking the enforcement of those who place garbage in incorrect bins are done. There is no enforcement at all, and students will simply be able to place whatever garbage in whichever colored bin without consequence. In this light, the garbage segmentation is very flawed, and becomes seemingly just a hollow program at this point.
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SUPER acknowledgement to Mr. Maverick Sy
4. Problems statement
A.What are the current problems faced by F.E.U. in regards to the waste management program?
B.What are the probable causes of the non-adherence of students to the policies regarding waste management?
C.What are the possible solutions to improve waste management?
D. How can the suggested solutions in the waste management program be implemented in the shortest amount of time?
Persons handling the online enrollment system in FEU
Foreign FEU students for their opinions
Students from other universities to compare the enrollment system
6. Implementation plan
Feb 8- interview some foreign students regarding the topic
Feb 12- interview students from other universitiesFeb 16- interview persons handling the online enrollment system in FE