13 Universities Band Together to Fight Climate Change.
by Zoya Teirstein (Grist) …The University Climate Change Coalition, dubbed UC3, is writing a roadmap for university-level action on climate change. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, announced the coalition on Tuesday.
The participating research institutions from the United States, Canada, and Mexico have pledged to reduce their carbon footprints and foster climate change action in their local communities:
- Arizona State University
- California Institute of Technology
- Tecnológico de Monterrey
- La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- The Ohio State University
- The State University of New York
- The University of British Columbia
- The University of California
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- University of Maryland, College Park
- The University of New Mexico
- The University of Toronto
- The University of Washington
CU Boulder announces membership in new University Climate Change Coalition (University of Colorado Boulder)
Excerpt from Cleveland.com: All members have pledged to reduce their institutions’ carbon footprints, with commitments ranging from making more climate-friendly investments to becoming operationally carbon neutral.
Carbon neutrality involves removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as is put into it. The overall goal of carbon neutrality is to achieve a zero-carbon footprint.
Goals for each coalition member include convening a climate-change forum to bring together community and business leaders, elected officials and others. Ohio State is planning a two-day, climate-change awareness event on May 18 and 19 to showcase research and feature a community technology and science festival.
The coalition will operate in partnership with Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network, a group of hundreds of colleges that have committed to taking action on climate. Oberlin College, Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College are among the 14 Ohio colleges in the network. READ MORE