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Environmental Management

Environmental Management System

Policy Statement

In accordance with our mission of teaching, research, and service, Texas A&M University – Texarkana iscommitted to conducting university activities as responsible stewards of the environment. Therefore, we commit to ongoing practices that protect our assets, respect the health, safety and well-being of our campus community, maintain strict accountability for the natural resources entrusted to A&M – Texarkana and promote educational activities to enhance environmental awareness, safety and action.

In accordance with this commitment, we will conduct our affairs in a manner that complies with applicable laws and regulations and:

  • Conserves, protects and maintains our natural resources;
  • Minimizes adverse environmental impacts;
  • Safeguards our campus community’s environmental health, safety and well-being;
  • Encourages the purchase of renewable, reusable, recyclable and recycled materials;
  • Reduces risk associated with the use and storage of hazardous substances;
  • Promotes strategies to minimize the generation of wastes and encourage reuse and recycling;
  • Supports environmentally responsible teaching, research and outreach;
  • Inspires environmental research and assessment;
  • Encourages individuals to be aware of environmental issues;
  • Provides open communication about our environment; and
  • Periodically review our EMS to ensure it remains relevant and appropriate to our organization

To uphold the Environmental Management System Policy Statement we have convened an Environmental Management Advisory Council (EMAC). The members consist of the following:

Sara Power - President

John Gann - Vice President

Nichole Couch - Secretary

Dr. Pete Linkins

Kenny Irizarry

Carl Greig

Timothy Martin

Jeffrey Allen

Mallory Gaeth

SGA representative: Edwin Lara