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Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, Northland Pioneer College President, has signed the American College & University President's Climate Commitment.  "We believe colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality."  The entire document for the commitment is available by clicking here.


November 2009  Create institutional structures for development & implemention
March 15, 2009  Preliminary profile due to ACUPCC
September, 2009 Explore ways to reduce carbon emissions by 15%
January 15, 2010 extended until May 15 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report due to ACUPCC
September 2010  Climate Action Plan due to ACUPCC

Information Services Energy Use

View the IS Energy Use report in the Handout section on the Facilities & Transportation Subcommittee page.

Greening the Community College

The transcript and sound recording of the Greening the Community College Internet seminar is available from the college library Professional Development Collection.  A library card is needed to check it out.
Useful Links
Western Climate Initiative
The state of Arizona participates.
Arizona Climate Action Initiative
Includes state requirements.
Implementation Guide for the ACUPCC
ACUPCC stands for American College & University President's Climate Commitment
American College & University President's Climate Commitment
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age
College Sustainability Report Card
Environmental Resource Center for Higher Education
Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008
PL 110-315 passed.  Section 881 contains grant funds for sustainability programs.  Click on the box TEXT for entire law.  Contains grant opportunities for sustainability programs.
Arizona Chapter of American Planning Association
ACUPCC President's Climate Solutions (EXAMPLES OF PLANS)
LEED Certification - US Green Building Council
LEED stands for Leadership in  Energy and Environmental Design
AASHE Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
AASHE stands for Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Top 10 Myths about Sustainability
Rio Declaration on Environment & Development
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There are 4 members of this Group (1 Leader, 3 Member).