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Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) for Colleges and Universities

EPA New England encourages colleges and universities to take a holistic view of their campuses, working together to grow in a sustainable manner and improve their overall environmental performance through:

  • adopting long-term, sustainable practices
  • improving compliance
  • cooperative sharing of information and resources
  • effective peer mentoring in the use of environmental management systems (EMSs)

To achieve these goals and foster continuous improvement in environmental performance, EPA New England and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell EMS Service Program Exit EPA. Click for disclaimer. developed a guide to help colleges and universities to design and implement environmental or sustainability programs, or to implement a full Environmental Management System (EMS) in a streamlined, cost-effective manner.

Environmental Management Guide for Colleges and Universities, 2007 (PDF) (265 pp, 3.3 MB, about PDF)

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