The University of Iowa shall exercise responsible stewardship over the resources entrusted to it and is committed to excellence and leadership in protecting the environment.
43.2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES.
Recognizing that our activities, products, or services can impact the environment, the University adopts the following guiding principles. The University will:
b. Recognize appropriate environmental management as among its highest priorities and establish policies, programs, and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner.
c. Strive to increase awareness of environmental issues and the impact of the University's activities on the environment, and to educate, train, and motivate members of the University community to conduct their activities in an environmentally responsible manner.
d. Foster openness and dialogue, including the involvement of and communication with the University community, thereby anticipating and responding to their concerns about potential hazards and impacts of operations, services, or wastes.
e. Develop, design, and operate our facilities and conduct our activities taking into consideration the efficient use of energy and materials, the sustainable use of renewable resources, the minimization of adverse environmental impact and waste generation, and the safe and responsible reuse, recycling, or disposal of wastes or by-products.
f. Promote the adoption of these principles by agents or contractors acting on behalf of the University, encouraging and, where appropriate, requiring improvements in their practices to make them consistent with those of the University, and encourage the wider adoption of these principles by suppliers.
g. Encourage pollution prevention and waste abatement through institutional changes, such as purchasing policies and specifications.
h. Require University tenants and others using University property or engaging in University activities to comply with environmental laws, regulations, and ordinances.
i. Contribute to the development of public policy and to business, governmental programs, and educational initiatives that enhance environmental awareness and protection.
b. Continual improvement. The University is committed to continue to improve its policies, programs, and environmental performance, taking into account regulatory change, technical developments and scientific understanding, the University's needs, and community expectations.
c. Pollution prevention. The University is committed to:
(2) reducing waste and the consumption of resources (materials, fuel, and energy);
(3) pursuing opportunities for reuse, recovery, and recycling, as opposed to disposal; and
(4) minimizing significant adverse environmental impacts in its operations, through the use of integrated environmental management procedures and planning, and through encouragement and involvement of the University community.