Environmental Collaborative Office launches ECO Paw
June 01, 2010The Mississippi State University Environmental Collaborative Office (ECO) is building on the momentum of April's successful Earth Day and ECO Week activities with the launch of ECO Paw. The innovative program for faculty and staff is designed to enhance environmental stewardship, maximize resources and contribute to a healthier campus community.
ECO Paw gives every employee an opportunity to make a difference and help the university achieve the goals of the American College and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment, according to Jeremiah Dumas, MSU ECO director.
"We have been fielding questions from departments interested in cutting energy consumption, recycling and going greener, and now ECO Paw will provide the framework and tools for departments to become more efficient and effective in using resources," Dumas said.
ECO Paw consists of four tiers covering operations, transportation, materials, community and quality of life that take participants from an introductory phase with easily obtainable goals to the highest level consisting of more complex standards to meet. There is no cost to participate.
Dumas encourages anyone interested in participating to check out ECO Paw online at http://www.eco.msstate.edu or contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 325-0216.