Environmental ManagementEnvironmental Management

Texas A&M University at Galveston is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for its students, faculty, employees and visitors, minimizing its impacts on the environment, and maintaining compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements, agreements and permits. It is the University's goal to integrate environmental considerations into its teaching and research activities, facilities operations and interactions with the community. This process will be facilitated by the Environmental Management Council incorporating programs and initiatives for compliance assurance, pollution prevention and environmental training of faculty and employees. Implementation of the EMS will incorporate the concept of continual improvement, whereby the University will strive to enhance environmental performance by establishing environmental objectives and targets, and monitoring performance against these targets.

Environmental Management on campus involves managing the impact that we have on the environment. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Committee reviews and drafts environmental policy and programs to assist the University with improving compliance, pollution prevention, environmental education, stewardship, and sustainability. Information on the committee and its activities can be found at http://www.tamug.edu/administration/TAMUG_Committees.html

Environmental impacts are well regulated by both the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Environmental Health and Safety has developed programs to help the campus comply with the regulations and reduce its impact on the environment.