ERIC Number: ED185893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Academia's Garbage: Campus/Community Solid Waste Projects.
The nation's overall efforts in solid waste management are noted, and suggestions and examples are presented concerning activities that can be undertaken by institutions of higher education to assist their communities to achieve safer and cleaner environments. The federal regulatory agency, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is concerned with air and water pollution, solid wastes, and noise, and provides technical assistance to local and state governments. Colleges and universities have devised the following campus activities: campus cleanup, recycling, and energy saving efforts. Additionally, many colleges and universities work directly with communities in solid waste projects. Personnel in this field often need specific information and continuing education courses, seminars, and workshops that the higher education community can provide. Elected officials often require help to become more informed about solid wastes. Citizens groups and environmentally aware groups may need assistance in sponsoring conferences, researching legislation, and other activities. Information is provided on federally sponsored funding programs for which colleges are eligible. A bibliography of information sources and a map of EPA regional offices are included. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Education, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Industry, Professional Continuing Education, Public Officials, Recycling, School Community Programs, Waste Disposal
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Federal Activities.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
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