Tuesday, July 17, 2012

College campuses' climate lessons for companies

…Remember our #NewFac12 Summit hosts, Association of American College and Universities? This is their project. We're planning a 2013 Summit…keep'ya posted on updates as they come my way. Members: look for a Summit or related Forum at the NFM Members Forum section on the "new" New (new²…new³…etc?) Faculty Majority website...or email info@newfacultymajority.info and ask Esther to start one for you. 
For the past five years, a quiet efficiency revolution has been taking place on more than 600 college campuses. It offers potential lessons for companies on how a sector can simultaneously compete and collaborate to achieve ever higher levels of environmental success. 

A group called the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which began in 2007 with a dozen schools, now boasts 675 institutions representing a third of the entire U.S. college and university student population. Each has signed a commitment to take specific steps “in pursuit of climate neutrality.” Those actions include completing a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, developing an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral and choosing other tangible actions from a menu, from sustainable purchasing to waste minimization ... more at GreenBiz
Appreciatively reposted from UTNE Altwire – College campuses' climate lessons for companies. Subscribe to daily Utne Reader email updates form UTNE Altwire.

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