Chillin? American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to Mark Fifth Anniversary

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) will hold its fifth annual Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. to Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m.

In 2006, 12 college and university presidents agreed to become founding members of the ACUPCC. Today, nearly 700 institutions are actively engaged in creating a low-carbon future through education, research, community engagement and operations. The ACUPCC is supported by the Boston-based nonprofit, Second Nature. More than 90 New England colleges and universities are ACUPCC signatories.

The summit will focus on:

  • Preparedness: Education for sustainability, career preparedness and the relevance of higher education in the 21st century.
  • Opportunity: Increasing access and affordability through cost savings and new funding for sustainability efforts.
  • Innovation: Campuses as cradles of innovation through research, experimentation, community engagement and role-modeling solutions in operations.

At the Summit, the ACUPCC will launch:

  • A five-year strategy for sustainability-literacy and engage corporate representatives on the educational needs of the 21st century workforce.
  • A case-statement for major investments in higher education’s sustainability leadership to improve accessibility and affordability of higher education, and engage CFOs, corporate and government representatives on financing strategies.
  • A five-year report, highlighting groundbreaking campus sustainability initiatives and community partnerships on climate mitigation and adaptation.

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