Environmental Policy

Newman University is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and sustainable campus environment. The University especially values the health and safety of its students, staff, faculty, visitors, and neighbors. The University also recognizes that its activities can have an impact on the environment; therefore, the University will strive to act in a responsible manner with respect to its activities.

Newman University strives to maintain a safe, healthy, and sustainable campus.  The University makes all reasonable efforts to:

  • Protect the health and safety of Newman University students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community neighbors
  • Provide safe academic, research, and administrative work environments for students, staff, and faculty
  • Provide information and/or training necessary to students, staff, and faculty about safe and healthy work practices
  • Identify and correct health and safety hazards and encourage students, staff, and faculty to report hazards
  • Provide information and safeguards for those on campus regarding environmental hazards arising from operations at the University

Students, staff, and faculty are expected to:

  • Strive to complyy with applicable laws, regulations, and Newman University policies relating to environmental health and safety
  • Emphasize environmental safety and awareness education
  • Minimize energy usage through efficient management practices
  • Minimize water usage through efficient management practices
  • Minimize solid and hazardous waste generation through reduction in use, reuse, recycling and prudent purchasing of materials
  • Minimize polluting effluents and emissions
  • Minimize noise, odor, and visual pollution
  • Minimize the use of hazardous chemicals
  • Improve purchase specifications for all goods and services in order to optimize the level of usable, reusable, recycled, and/or recyclable content of all goods
  • Maximize utilization of existing on-campus resources
  • Be attentive to localism, biodiversity, and environmental impacts when making decisions relating to planning, landscaping, facilities management and construction

References:

http://www.bc.edu/offices/facilities/ehs.html last accessed 3/18/2013

Important Documents

EMS Procedures:

EMS Work Instructions: