College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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THE SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS The ACUPCC OF CLIMATE LEADERSHIP 5 The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment is fi ve years old, going strong, and working towards a continued future of creating and maintaining sustainable campuses. BY TONI NELSON T 18 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 HIS YEAR THE AMERICAN College & University Presidents' Climate Com- mitment (ACUPCC) celebrates fi ve years, a milestone for the more than 650 signatory colleges and universities who have embarked on the ambitious goal of trans- forming higher education through climate leadership and education for sustainability. By signing the Commitment, ACUPCC signatories are required to engage in compre- hensive planning, disseminating, and publicly reporting on their campuses' activities and progress on the ACUPCC Reporting System (http://rs.acupcc.org). In just fi ve years, the ACUPCC has grown from 12 founding presidents to a network years of campuses that includes 6.5M stu- dents, more than 12,000 staff, and institutions from every state and the District of Columbia. The cumula- tive impact of their work is only now being realized, with progress in every area of campus achievement. The ACUPCC fi ve-year report, "Celebrating Five Years of Climate Leadership: The Progress and Promise of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Com- mitment," published in June and available for download at www.presi- dentsclimatecommitment.org/report- ing/annual-report, highlights data collected from 1,583 greenhouse gas inventories, 465 climate action plans, and 235 progress reports — submitted in January by the fi rst WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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