Going green on campus
The 28 private non-profit colleges represented by the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida are committing to "green" practices.
ICUF President Ed H. Moore announced Wednesday that the colleges have agreed to conduct regular audits to ensure they are complying with environmental laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “It’s the latest in a series of steps taken by ICUF institutions to green their campuses and will result in substantial savings by helping them avoid future compliance issues.”
Moore and independent college and university officials from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee signed agreements with the EPA during a ceremony at Emory University in Atlanta.
“The self-audit program will allow our members to identify environmental issues and fix them, and EPA will waive some or all of financial penalties normally assessed for violations,” Moore said. “It’s a good deal for us, the EPA and the environment.”
-Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler, higher ed reporter