St. Lawrence Joins College Presidents' Climate Initiative
St. Lawrence University has joined with over 600 American colleges and universities in committing to "carbon neutrality" in its campus operations, with President Daniel F. Sullivan signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
"In 2006, after a year-long process of thoughtful discussion on campus and within several of its committees, our Board of Trustees approved, with great enthusiasm, a resolution to adopt a commitment to the environment as a core University value," Sullivan stated. "This institutional commitment to living and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle extends from our curriculum to procedural, procurement and building efforts aimed at reducing consumption and waste while increasing energy efficiency. I'm pleased to be included the Presidents Climate Commitment Leadership Circle, strengthening our long-standing belief in environmental stewardship."
By signing the measure, St. Lawrence commits to performing an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and to creating an action plan for becoming climate-neutral. In addition, the University agrees to integrate principles of sustainability into the curriculum and to create mechanisms to track progress.
For more information: American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment .