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ERIC Number: EJ985175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-21
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
After Five Warm and Stormy Years, Higher Ed Leaders Keep Commitment to Confront Climate Change
Dyer, Georges
New England Journal of Higher Education, May 2012
Leaders in higher education are standing up to the greatest challenge today by providing education for sustainability, preparing graduates to create a sustainable economy. They are providing the opportunity for more students to access higher education by reigning in costs through energy efficiency and smart building. And by demonstrating sustainability solutions on campus, through research, and in partnership with local communities, they are driving the innovation needed for a true and lasting economic recovery. Five years ago, a small group of visionary college and university presidents gathered to initiate the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). They were motivated by their conviction that higher education had the capacity and responsibility to make a significant commitment to climate and sustainability action for the sake of their students and society. As the ACUPCC celebrates its fifth anniversary, 675 colleges and universities are currently active members of this dynamic network, representing more than one-third of U.S. college and university students. As the ACUPCC network celebrates its first five years of climate leadership in 2012, it is also launching ambitious goals for the next five years. In this article, the authors describe how higher education leaders keep commitment to confront climate change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States