OD: Commit to Change-Leading Your Campus Towards Climate Neutrality
Recorded February 27, 2008
Is your institution one of the almost 500 that have signed the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment? Thinking about signing, but want to learn more? Join three CFO’s and a facilities director to learn about the strategies they have employed to lead their campus team toward climate neutrality. Our speakers will also provide a PCC overview and implementation refresher, discuss the far reaching impact of the Commitment, and approaches for financing sustainability on your campus.
Building on the growing momentum for leadership and action on climate change, the Presidents Climate Commitment provides a framework and support for America’s colleges and universities to go climate neutral. Elements of the Commitment include completing an emissions inventory, setting a target date within two years for becoming climate neutral, and taking immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by choosing from a list of short-term actions. The attention that the Commitment has already received is sure increase as campus communities across the nation exercise leadership by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions, integrating sustainability into the curriculum to better serve students, and meet their social mandate of creating a thriving, ethical, and civil society.
We hope you will join your peers and learn about the challenges faced and solutions employed as their institutions journey towards sustainability and climate neutrality.
What You Will Learn:
- The benefits of implementing the ACUPCC and other sustainability initiatives
- How to deal with institutional and financial challenges around the ACUPCC and other sustainability initiatives
- Gain an overview and understanding of the ACUPCC
- Issues CFO's and Presidents face in joining and implementing the ACUPCC
- Strategies for financing implementation of the ACUPCC
- Where to go for more resources and information about the ACUPCC and sustainability in higher education
Who Should Participate:
- Chief Business Officers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Environmental Health & Safety Staff
- Sustainability Coordinators
- AVPs of finance and administration
Meet the Presenters:
- Moderator: Anthony Cortese, president Second Nature
- Ed Poppel, vice president, business affairs, University of Florida
- Larry Eisenberg, executive director for facilities planning and development, Los Angeles Community College District
- F. Robert Huth, executive vice president and treasurer, Middlebury College
- Sherry Mondou, vice president for finance and administration, University of Puget Sound