June 27, 2006 | NYCER, Training Seminars
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, hosted the Annual 2006 National Environmental Partnership Summit (NEPS) at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8-11, 2006. The theme of the four-day event, which focused on pollution prevention, compliance assistance, and environmental leadership, highlights stewardship, stating, “Our vision of environmental stewardship is that all parts of society recognize their environmental footprints and actively take responsibility for improving environmental quality and achieving sustainable outcomes.” The summit was attended by several EPA and college representatives, as well as representatives of environmental control and engineering companies, health and safety agencies, pharmaceuticals, chemical manufacturers, naval facilities, and more.
Howard N. Apsan, Ph.D., University Director in the CUNY Office of Environmental Health and Safety, was one of several guest speakers representing the College and University Sector. John Gorman, Chief of Compliance Assistance Section, U.S. EPA Region 2 acknowledged the CUNY Environmental Health and Safety Officers Council and the New York Campus Environmental Resource (NYCER) consortium as strong examples of productive, environmental collaboration within the academic arena.