MORGANTOWN, WV — Marshall University
signed an agreement yesterday to help further efforts to conserve energy and reduce waste, according to The Parthenon.
The Sustainability Partnership
is a formal agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
to create a working partnership: Marshall is the first school in the state to sign on to the agreement, the article noted.
"Today, Marshall is stepping forward as a leader among universities in promoting sustainability," said Shawn M Garvin, EPA''s mid-Atlantic regional administrator.
By joining with the EPA, Marshall is not only working to reduce its own carbon footprint, but also helping to create the next generation of environmental leadership, the article stated.
According to the article, in January 2009, the EPA''s mid-Atlantic office began the pilot program, which assists major organizations to become more sustainable.