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Wisconsin’s Private Colleges Launch Voluntary Environmental Health & Safety Inspections

In 2008, Wisconsin’s private colleges stepped forward with a green initiative that won the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The colleges and universities are performing voluntary self-audits to assure compliance with major environmental laws.

The pact, initiated by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), called for the schools to conduct the audits, which are being completed by trained personnel from other colleges following state and federal guidelines. As part of the agreement, the schools have committed to promptly correct any violations.

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