Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:23:59 -0500 From: "Balf, Thomas P."
Subject: [LCEE-L] www.campusems.org 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 organizations. (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 benefits. (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 http://Campusems.org 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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