THE MISSION of the Campus Environmental Resource Center is to provide individuals and educational institutions with the knowledge and tools to maintain environmental regulatory compliance, improve management, and operate sustainably.

The schoolhouse icon (K-12) is used throughout the site to highlight items specific for K-12 audiences.

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What are you doing for America Recycles Day, November 15?

According to the U.S. EPA, Americans generate about 250 million tons of municipal solid waste every year, but only recycle around 35 percent it. Recycling conserves vital resources, saves energy, and, in 2012, reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 33 million cars off the road for a year. Recycling also creates green jobs and provides essential resources.

For new ideas, check out CampusERC's recycling resources:

Campus Tour: Main Campus: Cafeteria: Recycling

Campus Tour: K12: Cafeteria and Waste

Topics: Solid Waste

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America Recycles Day

EPA resources for Students and Educators

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EPA's Heathy School Environments Website Renovated

To better serve the K-12 schools community, the US EPA has made a few changes to its website.  The schools website is an excellent resource to find all you need to know about beginning, maintaining or enhancing healthy school environments for children. There is new information and reformatted the site to provide for a more user friendly experience.  You will find the latest school environmental health news on our "School Bulletin" board, as well as resources and tools to create or enhance healthy, safe learning environments for children.    

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Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide

State Resources

State Regulations Resource Locator - Find environmental regulations, link to state agencies, retrieve agency news, and download sector-specific resources.