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The main objective was to analysis the environmental profile of the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology (IF), when analyzing the environmental management practices. To achieve this goal was developed through an interview questionnaire which was answered by 230 Campuses in Brazil, in order to diagnose environmental management practices in this sector. Based on the assessment of the degree of implantation of certain aspects and environmental management practices was traced the environmental profile of the IF. The environmental management practices are the means by which organizations can improve their performance. An eco-efficient use of resources prevents waste generation and enables significant savings. An adequate environmental performance avoids costs resulting from the application of the polluter-pays principle. This work provided a baseline to support several of IF Campus, suggesting the advantages of using environmental management practices in order to improve environmental performance in these public educational, research and extension institutions. It was concluded that there is no environmental management in the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology that meets the requirements of sustainability and that the Environmental Evaluation Index of the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology (IADAIFE) for four Campi was very weak and for 78 Campi was weak.