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The Colleges and Universities Sector Work Group has developed a series of five case studies that demonstrate how universities of different sizes and locations have implemented EMS on campus.

Lab XL 2005 Progress Report

NEW The Fifth Year Progress Report for the Lab XL project is now available on the web site. Individual reports for Boston College, University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Vermont are now available.

The C2E2 announces our new Improving Environmental Performance area of the website, featuring the new Planning for Environmental Performance Poster. The page also features links to more resources, upcoming events and tracking tools. Available now at

Workshop presentations for the EH&S Software Workshop for Colleges and Universities are now available. The event was hosted at Northeastern University on June 29th. Ten colleges and universities described software solutions associated with such topics as chemical inventory and tracking, compliance management, incident tracking and environmental management systems.

A new chemical waste information site oriented toward higher education laboratories is open at The information on the site ranges from the very practical, such as how to manage RCRA generator status (small is beautiful), to discussion of current and future issues associated with EPA waste programs.

The C2E2 is proud to make available "Using Hand-held Devices to gather and Manage Electronic EH&S Information on Campus." It is our first White Paper or Report, but the latest in a series of C2E2 tools designed to assist colleges and universities improve their environmental performance.

The C2E2 is proud to host the Colleges and Universities Sector Group EMS Web Site. Check out the site at

Art and the Environment: A Regulatory Workshop For Art Colleges and College and University Art Programs
January 19, 2005
Brown University
C2E2, EPA New England, RISD, and the College Art Association sponsored an environmental compliance workshop for art colleges and university art departments on January 19, 2005 at Brown University. The presentations are available here.

The C2E2 recently co-sponsored a workshop on efforts to minimize air pollution associated with transportation and construction activities on campus. Check out our new webpage that provides a summary of the workshop as well as copies of the powerpoint presentations from representatives from EPA, Harvard, MIT, State of Massachusetts and Tufts.

Handouts are available from the Boston Consortium and EPA New England's Emergency Management Tools for Colleges and Universities meeting held in October 2004. Presentations available here.

The Advanced EMS Workshop was held Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on October 13-14th. The conference built on last year's successful "Advanced EMS Conference" by focusing presentations on implementation experiences, tools, measurement and integration.
2004 agenda
2003 agenda and presentations

EPA has issued a report on the Sector Strategies program and efforts to promote Environmental Management Systems and the measurement of environmental performance. Please see relevant pages 16-19 about Colleges & Universities.

The C2E2 and UMass Boston hosted a workshop on "Using Hand-Held Devices to Gather and Manage Electronic EH&S Information on Campus." The May 27, 2004 workshop focused on case studies and lessons learned at colleges and universities using hand held devices. Presentations

Presentations on Fume Hood Issues from
February 2004 C2E2 Meeting
Jessica Woolliams, Harvard
Lou Diberardinis, MIT

Sector Activity Update

EPA Colleges and Universities Sector Strategies February 19, 2004

C2E2 and University of Vermont's Ralph Stuart wrote an article for the Vermont Environmental Monitor entitled Placing Environmental Indicators in Context. More information about the Monitor is available from Enviro-Source's
environmental research web site.

Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory Meeting

2004 News Archive
2003 News Archive
2002 News Archive

Environmental News Websites
Yahoo! Environment and Nature News
Environmental Protection Magazine
EHS News

Environmental News Network
Capital Report Environmental News Link
Planet Ark - Reuters World Environmental News
Earth Vision

US EPA Newsroom

Regulatory Updates

EPA Office of Solid Waste releases much awaited “Frequently Asked Questions” about Satellite Accumulation Areas

University Newsletters

Boston University Safety News Online
Massachusetts Institute of Technology EHS News & Views