TICUA Go Green! Project
An initial piece to the TICUA Go Green! project was creating a formal relationship with EPA Region 4 to participate in their "College and University Compliance Incentive Initiative." An innovative agreement was put in place with EPA Region 4 to include "peer-audits" as an approach to environmental education and sustainability.
A steering committee of 10 personnel from across our member campuses representing the areas of campus safety, physical plant, faculty and enviornmental safety and health are working to further develop consorita efforts.
The Procurement Committee has approved two contracts to help support environmental compliance activities on all our member campuses. Southeast Recycling Technologies, Inc. provides excellent discounts for TICUA members. Business & Legal Reports was added to the TICUA Procurement Portfolio in October of 2008 to provide on-line environmental information and training.
TICUA in conjunction with HRP provided regional training events to our member campuses on the topics of RCRA hazardous waste, SPCC rules, and DOT hazardous materials certification training over the summer of 2008. More training will be planned as need arises.
Stay tuned--there is more to come as TICUA goes green.
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All Personnel(general audit program information)
Environmental Compliance Officers
Information Technology Officers
Personnel Involved in Environmental Management Systems
Professional Development and Training Opportunities
In addition to the environmental management system training, TICUA is partnering with Halloran & Sage and HRP to provide a brown bag lunch webinar series. The cost for this training is $995 per institution for the entire nine session series. The institutional rate means that campuses can better afford to train multiple people across their campus since they are not paying a per-participant rate. Institutions are encouraged to reserve meeting space, set-up a computer, projector and speakers so that as many people from the institution that need training can receive it. The sessions are as follows:
|February 25, 2010||EPCRA Tier I & II Reporting|
|March 18, 2010||Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Compliance|
|April 15, 2010||Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Compliance|
|May 20, 2010||Underground Storage Tank Management|
|June 17, 2010||Clean Air Act Compliance|
|August 26, 2010||Hazardous Waste Determination & RCRA Subpart K|
|September 16, 2010||Hazard Communication & Emergency Response Equipment|
|October 21, 2010||Environmental Inspection Response|
|December 2, 2010||Environmental Compliance Regulatory Update|
Higher Education and Sustainability Conference ~ March 31-April 1, 2010
Agreement with US EPA (.PDF)
LMU Commits to EPA's Voluntary Self-Audit Program (July 27, 2007)
Hiwassee Joins "TICUA Go Green!" Project (July 19, 2007)
Cumberland Joins "TICUA Go Green!" Initiative (July 16, 2007)
Rhodes Joins EPA/TICUA Go Green Initiative (July 6, 2007)
TICUA Partners with EPA to Go Green! (July 5, 2007)
Southern Adventist University - "Keeping Campus Green" (July 3, 2007)
EPA Region 4 Signing Ceremony Release (June 25, 2007)