Environmental Management System
Longwood University's first policy addressing the natural environment was approved by the Board of Visitors in September 2009. The Environmental Protection Policy serves as the guiding principle for the entire Environmental Management System (EMS) and provides the framework for establishing goals to address the institution's impact on the environment.
What is an EMS?
An EMS is a set of processes that enable an organization to identify, control, and reduce the environmental impact of its everyday business operations. The EMS will initially encompass the Heating Plant, Physical Plant, and Landscaping and Grounds Management.
By implementing an EMS in the specified departments, Longwood will include environmental stewardship in the daily responsibilities of employees, students and vendors, holding everyone accountable for the institution's compliance and sustainability efforts. For more information please visit the Emergency Management System website.
Study sustainability this summer at the Longwood Farm!
ANTH/SOCL 322 Sustainability: Prehistoric, Colonial and Contemporary Peoples on the Northern Neck of Virginia (3 Credits)
- This course will be taught by Dr. Jim Jordan at the Longwood Farm in Westmoreland County, Virginia, during summer 2013 and will be held Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18. This course will not conflict with any other regular summer offering.
- Students will study the natural and cultural ecology of the Northern Neck focusing on variables such as prehistoric and contemporary climate, soil composition, water, and floral and faunal communities.
- A typical day in the course will consist of a morning seminar followed by six to eight hours of in-the-field observation and concluding with an evening discussion.
- There will be a $150 project travel fee to cover transportation to and from Farmville to the farm, field trips at the farm, food for the week and lodging in the cabins.
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