Environmental Management Systems and the P 2 AD Partnership Program . August 15, 2007 GA State Parks Lodges Region . What is P²AD?. Non-regulatory division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Management Systems and the P2AD Partnership Program
August 15, 2007
GA State Parks Lodges Region
Fosters environmental leadership by
Better access to state regulators
Permitting: Administrative relief & flexibility
Reduced environmental liability
Improved product competitiveness
Enhanced company image
Since the program began, P2AD Partners have reduced their energy use by 100.6 billion BTUs… enough to power 2,680 U.S. households for a year.
P2AD Partners have reduced their water use by 237.5 million gallons… enough to fill the Georgia Aquarium almost 30 times.
Since the program began, P2AD Partners have reduced solid waste sent to landfills by 1,809 tons…
almost 12 times the weight of the Statue of Liberty.
Since the program began, P2AD Partners have increased their use of recycled materials by 16,487 tons… saving more than 12,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
Checking and corrective action (CHECK)
Management Review (ACT)
Element of an organization’s activities, products, or services that can interact with and impact the environment
Surroundings in which an organization interacts, including air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans, and their interrelation
Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from an organization’s activities, products, or services
1) Waste Streams – fact-sheets and worksheets on identifying waste creation at your park
2) Operations – fact-sheets and worksheets for determining the environmental impact of your park’s operations
3) Your Park – this section provides guidance and worksheets for developing an EMS for your park
4) Help – this information about applicable environmental regulations and how to contact P2AD
5) Promotion – CD resources for promoting your program
Many topics of daily operation are covered:
Solid Waste Management
Fleet & Equipment Management
Retail & Restaurants
Public & Employee Education
Many, many more
Your Park: this section lays out the steps to develop an EMS at your park to manage the potential environmental impacts you have identified at your park.
Six Step Environmental Management Plan:
Create an Environmental Policy Statement
Determine Environmental Priorities
Define Actions to Address Priorities
Implement the Plan
This will put your park on a path to sustainability and continuous environmental improvement
Pollution Prevention Advisor