Planning for Higher Education Journal

Environmental Management Systems: A Framework for Planning Green Campuses

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From Volume 31 Number 3 | March–May 2003
By Julian Keniry

Institution(s) referenced in this resource:
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of New England, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Brown University, University of Vermont, University of Waterloo

Drawing on recent survey data from the National Wildlife Federation and other publications, this article explains what an environmental management system is and identifies its components; examines how environmental management systems have been applied and adapted to higher education settings; reports on trends in implementation; and illustrates how the environmental management system can help in planning green campuses. It addresses such issues as environmental policy, training, compliance, performance evaluation, staffing, and assessment within the higher education context.

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