As part of the ongoing Belmont Goes Green program, members of a peer-auditing committee will be on campus Sept. 25-27 to help assess and improve the university’s environmental efforts.
The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) launched an initiative with 30 of its member campuses to provide training and other resources to aid affiliated schools in their efforts to be good environmental stewards. An initial piece of the TICUA project was to create a formal relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which led to the agreement for “peer-audits.” The peer-audit environmental component allows participating universities to voluntarily collaborate and help one another in assessing and improving their campuses. The two main objectives of this program are to identify non-compliant practices and to develop a culture to keep potential violations from re-occurring.
Belmont Goes Green was implemented at Belmont earlier this spring to encourage our community to create a more environmentally sustainable campus