U of S considers joining climate change initiative
February 6, 2009
Post-secondary institutions are getting into the act of saving the planet.
The American College and University President's Climate Commitment was launched in June 2007 as a way of encouraging schools to commit to neutralize greenhouse gasses and accelerate research on climate change. A similar commitment is being recognized in Canada with six British Columbia universities leading the way.
In information presented to Council by Malcolm Reeves, chair of the nominations committee, the U of S is considering joining the initiative. A climate change committee has been established to look at options, including a possible partnership with the University of Regina in the works.
According to Council documents, the statement of action will commit the U of S to a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gases by creating a planning body that includes students, staff, researchers, administrators and other partners.