Georgia State's Environmental Policy
Georgia State University recognizes the value natural resources provide to the Georgia State community and to the State of Georgia, and the importance of conducting teaching, research, and service in a manner that is appropriately protective of these limited resources.
The Environmental Programs Advisory Committee (EPAC) was created to lead the implementation of this Policy, to coordinate policies and procedures to guide the University in managing regulatory compliance, and to improve programs to protect human health and the environment. To achieve these goals, Georgia State University is committed to an Environmental Management System (EMS) that establishes effective communication, sets objectives and goals, includes internal assessments, and fosters environmental leadership.
Georgia State will promote environmental stewardship by adopting the following C3 principles:
EPAC will make recommendations for environmental stewardship and will provide training programs for faculty, staff, and students to ensure a continuing awareness of environmentally responsible practices. EPAC will communicate to the campus community Georgia State’s commitment to voluntary pollution prevention methods, waste minimization practices, and effective use of natural resources
Environmental compliance will be sustained using the resources available at Georgia State and in partnership with government agencies. The policies set forth by EPAC are to keep Georgia State in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding facility operations, laboratory safety, and the purchase, transportation, use, handling, storage, and disposal of all hazardous materials.
The Environmental Management System will be reviewed periodically to ensure suitability, adequacy, planning, effectiveness, and program review in meeting performance standards. Periodic review information will be available on the EPAC webpage and will be shared with the Georgia State community and local officials.
The Office of Research Integrity-Environmental Programs will administer and monitor this Policy
Approved by Georgia State Administrative Council September 6, 2006