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Date:         Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:23:59 -0500
From: "Balf, Thomas P." 
Subject: [LCEE-L] web site is live

A "heads up" that the Colleges/Universities Sector Workgroup EMS Web
Page, hosted by the C2E2, is now "live." The site includes a copy of
the EMS Letter to College and University Presidents and Chancellors
that encourages certain actions and promotes management systems to
achieve environmental goals. The letters were mailed yesterday
(Wednesday) from Washington so you may wish to review the letter so
that you can be familiar with it in advance of receiving a copy or an
inquiry from your administation.

Here is the formal text that is being distributed to various
listserves. Feel free to distribute broadly.
The Colleges and Universities Sector Launches an EMS Website

On December 13th, the Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Workgroup, working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
Sector Strategies Program Office launched the availability of three
tools to help colleges and universities across the country come into
compliance with environmental laws and further improve their
environmental performance.

(1) A letter to college and university presidents/chancellors that
promotes the implementation of management systems to achieve
environmental goals and encourages university presidents/chancellors
to take actions to promote environmental stewardship within their

(2) A one-page business case titled, "Environmental Management
Systems (EMS): Continually Improving Performance." This document was
developed to raise awareness about the benefits of an EMS, and to
share testimonials from universities that have realized many of these

(3) In addition, the EMS work group has recently established a
national website designed to assist a wide range of colleges and
universities with the planning and implementation phases of EMS
development. Please visit to learn more about
EMSs for Colleges and Universities. The letter and EMS Sheet
mentioned above are on the web page.

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