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Presidents Climate Commitment

The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

During the summer of 2007 Brian King signed the Presidents Climate Commitment. This action acknowledges that Cabrillo has a significant role to play in our community toward reducing global warming. Colleges have a great opportunity to effect change due not only to their size and resource use but especially because of their educational missions. Visit ACUPCC site.

What we have Committed to Do:

1. Create a plan to achieve neutrality.
a. Create institutional structures for plan b. Inventory greenhouse gas emissions.
c. Develop an action plan for change.
(Details of this work are on the Sustainability Assessment page.)

2. Initiate two or more of these actions while plan is being made:

a. Establish policy for all new building to be green and LEED silver certified.

b. Purchase Energy Star certified products.

c. Offset all greenhouse gas created due to institutional air travel.

d. Encourage use and provide access to public transit for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

e. Within one year, purchase or produce 15% of campus electricity from renewable sources.

f. Support sustainable shareholder proposals at companies where our endowment is invested.

g. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of RecycleMania and adopt 3 or more measures to reduce waste.

3. Make the action plan, inventory and progress reports publicly available.

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