Over 650 schools have joined the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). This breakthrough program is reshaping institutions and communities while training the future political, business, and scientific leaders who will help solve climate change.

ACUPCC signatories commit to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions, take immediate actions to reduce them, and develop and implement a plan to go climate neutral.

Dates: Launched May 2007, ongoing

Audience: 17 million+ college Presidents, students faculty, staff, and communities

Strategy: Presidential leadership appeal to mission, prosperity, quality of life and competitive advantage

Impact: 665 schools have signed the commitment. 465 schools have submitted climate action plans pledging neutrality as soon as possible -- 30% of signatories have set a target climate neutrality date within 20 years. In the first five years, ACUPCC institutions reduced gross greenhouse gas emissions by 10.2 MtCo2e (metric tons of carbon dioxide).

Website: PresidentsClimateCommitment.org


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