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Dear Implementation Liaisons,
I would like to announce that we have scheduled our first
workshop on Climate Action Planning to
take place on April 5 in collaboration with the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
at the University of Maryland. Partnering with Honeywell, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and
the University of Maryland's Office of Sustainability, we plan to make this an interactive
experience where participants will have the opportunity to calculate the costs vs. GHG
reductions benefits of possible mitigation strategies they are considering for their
campuses. The timing for this workshop couldn’t be better as it will take place on
the heels of launching the Climate Action Planning Wiki, expected to go public on
the AASHE Resource Center before the end of March. At the conference we will also
conduct a follow-up IL Networking Meeting to the successful event held at AASHE2008
in which more than 50 Implementation Liaisons participated. It was a wonderful
opportunity to share ideas and challenges amongst the signatory institutions, and
we are looking to generate the same energy at this event. Hope to see you there!
by Brian Adams, Professor of Environmental Studies/Natural Resources,
Greenfield Community College
Adjunct Peter Talmage explaining the workings of a solar hot water heater
Let there be no mistake: as colleges and universities our largest "footprint" is the education that our students receive. While continuing to focus on carbon reduction through infrastructure measures, ACUPCC signatories cannot forget to also "preach what we practice". Incorporating global warming and energy issues into existing curriculum and offering creative and challenging new courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency is essential. To do otherwise will shortchange a vital component of our students' education and potential career pathways, and drastically reduce our institutions' ability to ultimately impact climate change. Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts has leapt into the energy education field by initiating a 28 credit Certificate in Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) and, beginning this fall, a 60 credit Associates of Liberal Arts in RE/EE... Read more.
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Issue 6, March 3, 2009