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Supporting Documents

The Commitment (PDF)
The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment document

Program Overview (PDF)
More details on the Commitment

A Call for Climate Leadership (PDF)
A case statement with background and examples

Implementation Guide (PDF)
The 'handbook' of the ACUPCC, providing more detail on the specific obligations in the Commitment, explaining technical issues related to implementation, and outlining key policies

Press Releases

College president signs global warming pledge
Mount Mercy College press release (5/31/2009)

MSU to celebrate Earth Day by signing commitment
Mississippi State University press release (4/18/2009)

Signed, sealed, delivered: CC President signs climate commitment, with initial work done
Colorado College press release (4/14/2009)

UHV steps up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Victoria Advocate (4/6/2009)

Iowa colleges making good on pledge to fight warming
DesMoines Register (3/23/09)

Anaheim University Signs American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Anaheim University press release (3/2/09)

Climate Commitment signed - Superintendent pushes for a greener campus
The Collegian - San Joaquin Delta College (2/23/09)

College keeps carbon pledge in hard times
The Bowdoin Orient - Bowdoin College (2/20/09)

BSU OK's $66 million geothermal project
Ball State University press release (2/9/09)

Southwestern president signs American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
Southwestern University press release (2/9/09)

Climate Commitment leads to two new University policies
The DePauw - DePauw University (12/9/08)

President Perfumo will sign commitment
Pasadena City College Press Release (12/4/08)

Chaffey College signs environmental pact
Chaffey College Press Release (11/19/08)

Bemidji State University Signs Climate Commitment
The Bemidji Pioneer (11/19/08)

Physics Cafe Presentation Will Explore Ithaca College's Plan To Go "Carbon Neutral"
Ithaca College Press Release (11/12/08)

Proposed Climate Action Plan changes to reduce emissions
The Guilfordian - Guilford University (11/7/08)

University of New England pledges to become carbon neutral
University of New England Press Release (11/5/08)

LMC Commits to Green Energy
WSJM Radio
- Lake Michigan College

College moves forward with climate pact
The Ithacan - Ithaca College (10/30/08)

Environmental task force focuses on Sustainability
Olympic College Press Release (10/27/08)

Solar power generation project to provide 30 percent of CSUB’s electrical energy
California State University - Bakersfield Press Release (10/21/08)

UVM details its greenhouse gas emissions
University of Vermont Press Release (10/6/08)

Wells College commits to climate neutrality
Wells College Press Release (10/4/08)

College assesses carbon footprint, beings planning reduction strategies
State University of New York Oswego Press Release (10/1/08)

Ameresco, Inc. Joins Hundreds of Colleges and Universities in Fight Against Global Warming
The Earth Times (9/29/08)

Lake Superior College Signs Climate Commitment
Lake Superior College Press Release (9/26/08)

UM Carbon Impact Inventoried
University of Montana Press Release (9/23/08)

CU releases carbon-emissions figures
University of Colorado Press Release (9/16/08)

Univ. Climate Plan Sets Nat'l Precedent
Cornell University Press Release (9/16/08)

Bowman Delivers State of the University Address
Illinois State University Press Release (9/16/08)

CU-Boulder Carbon Inventory Compares Well with Peer Institutions
University of Colorado at Boulder Press Release (9/16/08)

DePauw Signs University Presidents Climate Commitment
Depauw University Press Release (9/15/08)

Report shows Boise State's carbon footprint among smallest in higher education
TradingMarkets.com (9/9/08)

Georgian Court University is going greener
Georgian Court University Press Release (7/31/08)

Blue goes green, Concordia joins ACUPCC initiative
Concordia University Press Release
(7/23/08)

Case Western Reserve president commits to 'climate neutral' campus
Case Wastern Reserve University Press Release (7/14/08)

SIT Graduate Institute Signs University Presidents Climate Commitment

PIM Admissions Blog (6/10/08)

ULV Joins effort to Solve Global warming as President Steve Morgan Signs National Climate Commitment
University of La Verne Press Release ( 5/08/08)

University of Pennsylvania's New Wind Energy Commitment Puts It back on Top Among Peers
University of Pennsylvania Office of Communications (4/28/08)

UD Signs Agreements Outlining Commitment to Sustainability
University of Delaware Press Release (4/24/08)

Kerwim Commits to Climate Neutrality

American University Press Release (4/22/08)

Environmentalism for the Real World: Mainehousing and Unity College Sign Contract for Sale of Carbon Emissions Reductions, Program Will Benefit Environment, Low Income People
Unity College Press Release (4/22/08)

GW President Steven Knapp Signs American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
The George Washington University Office of University Relations (4/22/08)

UB Underscores Commitment to 'Green Campus' Planning
University at Buffalo News Release (4/22/08)

Appalachian joins National Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Protect the Environment
Appalachian State University News (4/22/08)

UNT Becomes First major Public University in Texas to sign Climate Commitment
University of North Texas News Service (4/14/08)

Tulane University becomes the ACUPCC's 500th Signatory
Tulane University press release (3/18/08)

Finger Lakes Community College and Students Launch Extensive "Go Green" Initiative
Finger Lakes Community College Campus News (3/6/08)

UVM Elevates Environmental Commitment with New Commission, Office of Sustainability

University of Vermont communications (1/31/08)

CU Students Transition to Local Energy and Local Climate Protection Projects
Colorado University press release (1/31/08)

UC Continues Progress in Sustainability Practices
University of California, San Francisco press release (1/22/08)

Lafayette College Signs Presidents Climate Commitment

Lafayette College press release (1/17/08)

SUNY Potsdam President Signs the Climate Commitment

SUNY Potsdam press release (1/16/08)

Ramapo College Makes Commitment to Climate Neutrality
Ramapo College press release (1/9/08)

University of Arkansas Begins Implementing ACUPCC with new Coordinator
University of Arkansas press release (1/7/08)

University of Buffalo signs Climate Commitment
University of Buffalo press release (12/19/07)

College of the Atlantic Achieves Carbon Neutrality
College of the Atlantic press release (12/19/07)

Centre College takes steps to reduce its environmental impact

Centre College press release (12/6/07)

Committee Formed to Guide Catawba's Work in Climate Commitment
Catawba College press release (08/21/07)

Ball State joins higher education leaders to fight global warming
Ball State University press release (08/01/07)

Duke Signs Climate Commitment
Duke University press release (07/30/07)

TCNJ President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus Announces Over $1 Million in New Energy Savings
The College of New Jersey press release (07/18/07)

Iowa Lakes Launches Carbon Neutrality Commitment
Iowa Lakes Community College press release (07/18/07)

Saint John's University president commits to 'climate neutral' campus
Saint John's University press release (07/17/07)

Northland College Signs Climate Commitment and Moves Forward With Green Team; Hintz Coordinates Sustainability Efforts on Campus
Northland College press release (07/17/07)

University of Maine at Farmington President Theodora J. Kalikow Joins Hundreds of Fellow Presidents in Fight Against Global Warming
University of Maine at Farmington press release (07/16/07)

Juniata Joins Other Institutions in Vow to Curb Global Warming
Juniata College press release (07/16/07)

MCC president joins higher education leaders to create environmentally friendly campuses
McLennan Community College press release (07/11/07)

MCC president joins higher education leaders to create environmentally friendly campuses
McLennan Community College press release (07/11/07)

Washington College President Tipson Joins Nationwide Effort, Signs Climate Commitment Pledge
Washington College press release (07/09/07)

Goucher College Joins Nationwide Movement to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Goucher College press release (07/06/07)

Park University President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
Park University press release (07/03/07)

Mills College President Endorses National Climate Commitment to Address Global Warming Threat
Mills College press release (06/23/07)

Drake Joins National Effort To Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Drake University press release (06/21/07)

Clark University President Signs National Climate Commitment
Clark University press release (06/20/07)

College commits to national climate initiative
Portland Community College press release (06/19/07)

UVM Makes Pledge to Become "Climate Neutral"
University of Vermont press release (06/19/07)

Catawba College Commits to Fight Global Warming
Catawba College press release (06/18/07)

Drury's Interim President Meets with More Than 250 Presidents
Drury University press release (06/18/07)

University System of New Hampshire Colleges and Universities Join National Effort in Pursuit of Climate Neutrality
University System of New Hampshire press release (06/15/07)

Northern Arizona University cements climate commitment
Northern Arizona University press release (06/14/07)

McDavis joins fellow presidents nationwide in fight against global warming
Ohio University press release (06/14/07)

President Cook Joins Climate Commitment Steering Committee
Allegheny College press release (06/14/07)

FSU, UMCP Presidents Join 284 University Leaders in "Climate Neutral" Pact
University System of Maryland press release (06/13/07)

CMC Joins Climate Commitment
Claremont McKenna College press release (06/13/07)

Ithaca College Signs on to Presidents Climate Commitment
Ithaca College press release (06/13/07)

UWRF Chancellor Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
University of Wisconsin-River Falls press release (06/13/07)

Chancellor joins in Climate Commitment
University of Minnesota, Morris press release (06/13/07)

President Greer Joins Higher Education Leaders Nationwide To Fight Global Warming
Virginia Wesleyan College press release (06/13/07)

University of Maryland Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus President C. Dan Mote Takes a Leadership Role in Global Warming Fight
University of Maryland press release (06/12/07)

NMSU commits to 'climate neutral' campus
New Mexico State University press release (06/12/07)

Furman Joins Effort to Put Colleges in Forefront of Environmental Sustainability
Furman College press release (06/12/07)

Evergreen President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
The Evergreen State College press release (06/12/07)

College of Saint Benedict president commits to 'climate neutral' campus
College of Saint Benedict press release (06/12/07)

CSUMB 'climate neutral' campus
California State University, Monterey Bay press release (06/12/07)

Cedar Valley College President Commits to Climate Neutral Campus
Cedar Valley College press release (06/12/07)

Kerry: American Colleges Helping Lead the Way on Climate Change
Press release from the Office of Senator John Kerry (06/12/07)

SFCC President Signs Pledge to Address Climate Change
Santa Fe Community College press release (06/11/07)

Bowdoin College Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
Bowdoin College press release (06/06/07)

University signs commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
University of Denver press release (06/05/07)

FGCU Announces Commitment to Achieve Higher Environmental Standard
Florida Gulf Coast University press release (06/01/07)

President Chabotar Signs American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Guilford College press release (06/01/07)

SNHU Goes Carbon-Neutral
Southern New Hampshire University press release (05/19/07)

KSC President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
Keene State College press release (05/17/07)

President of Framingham State College Signs National Agreement to Neutralize Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Campus
Framingham State College press release (05/16/07)

PSU Joins Presidents Climate Commitment Initiative
Plymouth State University press release (05/15/07)

President Hirsh Signs American Colleges Climate Commitment
Rosemont College press release (05/09/07)

Middlebury College commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2016
Middlebury College press release (05/07/07)

UW-Superior makes "climate neutral" pledge for campus
University of Wisconsin-Superior press release (05/07/07)

Cal Poly Pomona Committed to Achieving Climate Neutrality
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona press release (05/06/07)

SUNY Oswego signs pledge to address climate change
State University of New York at Oswego press release (05/04/07)

Keystone Joins American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
Keystone College press release (05/02/07)

President Stewart Signs American Colleges Climate Commitment
Hamilton College press release (04/27/07)

Speece Signs Presidents Climate Commitment
Penn State Berks press release (04/26/07)

University of Puget Sound President signs climate commitment pact
University of Puget Sound press release (04/26/07)

Frostburg State University President Commits to "Climate Neutral" Campus, Joining More Than 160 Higher Ed Leaders in Fight Against Global Warming
Frostburg State University press release (04/25/07)

University of Miami President Commits to Campus Sustainability
University of Miami press release (04/18/07)

Allegheny College Joins Leadership Circle of National Climate Control Initiative
Allegheny College press release (04/18/07)

Rozanski Takes Leadership Role by Joining Presidents Climate Commitment
Rider University press release (04/18/07)

Frohnmayer to battle climate change
University of Oregon press release (04/17/07)

Fort Lewis College Takes a Stand for Earth Day, Then Parties for a Good Cause
Fort Lewis College press release (04/17/07)

BCC becomes charter signatory of 'College & University Presidents Climate Commitment'
Bellevue Community College press release (04/17/07)

Goshen College president commits to a 'climate neutral' campus
Goshen College press release (04/16/07)

St. Lawrence Joins College Presidents' Climate Commitment
St. Lawrence University press release (04/16/07)

OSU's Ed Ray Signs "Presidents Climate Commitment" for Sustainability
Oregon State University press release (04/13/07)

Birmingham-Southern College signs the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, announces Earth Week activities
Birmingham-Southern College press release (04/13/07)

Westminster President Makes Historic Commitment to Climate Change
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT) press release (04/13/07)

Wagner College signs Climate Commitment
Wagner College press release (04/12/07)

LWTC Among Charter Signatories of National Climate Commitment
Lake Washington Technical College press release (04/12/07)

Sweet Briar Signs the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Sweet Briar College press release (03/30/07)

University of California joins higher education's efforts to curb global warming
University of California Office of the President press release (03/29/07)

Lewis & Clark joins college presidents climate initiative
Lewis & Clark College press release (03/22/07)

Presidio School of Management President Steven Swig Signs Nationwide Pact to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Presidio School of Management press release (03/20/07)

UW becomes charter member of group to address global warming
University of Washington press release (03/19/07)

UB President Signs National Accord on Climate Commitment
University at Buffalo press release (03/15/07)

Rowan signs pledge to reduce global warming emissions
Rowan University press release (03/15/07)

USU Committed To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Utah State University press release (03/12/07)

GMC Is First Vermont College to Sign College Presidents Climate Commitment
Green Mountain College press release (03/12/07)

Park University Pledges to Go Green, Reduce Carbon Emissions
Park University press release (03/12/07)

WWU President Signs Climate Initiative
Western Washington University Press Release (03/08/07)

SU signs Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to further increase campus sustainability
Syracuse University press release (03/05/07)

ASU commits to greenhouse gas reduction
Arizona State University press release (03/01/07)

UA Joins National Climate Commitment
University of Arkansas press release (02/28/07)

Higdon signs Presidents Climate Commitment
Connecticut College press release (02/26/07)

Cornell President David Skorton signs 'Presidents Climate Commitment'
Cornell University press release (02/23/07)

CU-Boulder Embarks On Ambitious Plan To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
University of Colorado at Boulder press release (02/21/07)

President Hitt Joins Colleagues in Leading Climate Commitment Effort
University of Central Florida press release (02/19/07)

President signs Climate Commitment
Portland State University press release (02/19/07)

UNH Commits To Climate Neutrality
University of New Hampshire press release (02/15/07)

Luther makes pledge to go climate neutral
Luther NewsBeat (02/12/07)

Penn President Endorses Environmental Sustainability Strategy, Reduction of Greenhouse Gases
University of Pennsylvania press release (02/06/07)

Dickinson College Joins Presidents Climate Commitment
Dickinson College press release (02/01/07)

Haeger joins university-powered team to address climate change
Inside NAU (01/31/07)

Cascadia Community College Joins College and University Climate Commitment
Cascadia Community College press release (01/26/07)

President Pfeiffer signs letter of intent for climate commitment
Warren Wilson College press release (01/23/07)

CSU, Chico Among First Schools in the Country to Make 'Climate Neutral' Commitment to Reverse Global Warming
California State University Chico press release (01/16/07)

PLU Leads Way to Green Future
Pacific Lutheran University Campus Voice (01/05/07)

UF president helps to lead nationwide effort to curb global warming
University of Florida press release (01/03/07)

UW-Green Bay signs pledge to address impact of global warming
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay press release (12/20/06)

Answering the Call for Climate Leadership
Oberlin College press release (12/11/06)

 
 


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