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Presidential Commitment

Horizons winter 2009

The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment addresses global warming by garnering institutional pledges to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions. With higher education’s involvement, the goal is to accelerate research and educational efforts to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. By signing the commitment, presidents agree to eliminate their campuses’ greenhouse gas emissions over time. This involves completing an emissions inventory, setting a two-year target date and milestones for becoming climate neutral; taking immediate short-term action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; integrating sustainability into the curriculum and overall educational experience; and making the action plan, inventory, and progress reports publicly available.

Climate Action Plan

Click here for a pdf of BSU's Climate Action Plan.

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)