Rhodes Joins EPA/TICUA Go Green Initiative


Publication Date: 7/11/2007

(l) Brian Foshee, Director of Physical Plant at Rhodes College, and Jimmy Palmer, EPA Regional Administrator

Rhodes College, through the Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association(TICUA) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region IV, has joined the “TICUA Go Green!” initiative to help campuses better preserve and protect the environment.

The initiative includes training events and peer environmental audits. Areas that could be addressed include handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste; laboratory chemical storage; air quality; storm water run-off and wastewater discharge; underground storage tank management; sewage treatment facilities; and abatement of lead-based paint and asbestos.

One hundred and one private colleges and universities (30 in Tennessee) and three public institutions are participating in the EPA Region IV peer audit program. In June, Brian Foshee, director of Physical Plant at Rhodes, attended a signing ceremony held in Atlanta for participants. 

Rhodes will undergo an environmental audit this fall.