The Environmental Protection Program (EPP) utilizes a systematic approach to manage hazardous material disposal, as well as environmental aspects related to the products and services of UTHealth. In this process we strive to raise awareness of environmental impacts and communicate environmental issues and standards of importance to the faculty, staff, students, and clinicians throughout the UTHealth community.
We support UTHealth’s mission and vision of excellence in education, research, and service in the development and implementation of environmental management programs and systems designed to minimize environmental risks and enhance performance and compliance.
In order to achieve this mission, we strive to utilize cost effective waste disposal techniques and reduce environmental impacts whenever possible. We utilize UT System wide contracts, develop effective programs for specific and general operations; and monitor program effectiveness to provide for continuous improvement.
Our success is measured by customer feedback and our ability to create awareness among faculty, staff, and students to integrate environmental considerations into the research, educational, and service mission of the University.