The accelerating pace of human-influenced climate change and our growing awareness of its negative public-health, environmental, and economic consequences compel decisive action. In recent years, many institutions of higher education have taken leadership roles to promote sustainability and climate neutrality at the campus level. In January 2008, Bucknell University became a signatory to the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Under this agreement, Bucknell is required to prepare a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions by May 2009, to update the inventory every other year thereafter, and to implement tangible emissions-reducing actions in the short-term (two years). The ACUPCC further requires Bucknell to develop a long-term Climate Action Plan (CAP) by May 2010 containing.
This Climate Action Plan is in response to being a signatory to ACUPCC. The Plan provides an overview of Bucknell University's greenhouse gas emissions and provides recommendations for reducing them. The plan was developed by the Campus Greening Council, with leadership from the Bucknell University Environmental Center and the Facilities Department.
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