In October, 2007, Dr. Larry Litecky, Century College President, became a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
Acting President John O’Brien formed a Campus Sustainability Committee in September, 2008, made up of administrators, faculty, students and staff.
The Committee has completed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories since 2009 and will be preparing annual progress reports.
Tangible actions chosen from the ACUPCC Implementation Guide include:
Components of Climate Commitment goals have been incorporated into the College Action Plan, and several “green projects” as well as the publication of a long-term action plan for reaching climate neutrality.
We will be pursuing grant(s) to install solar PV, solar thermal, and/or geothermal renewable energy source(s), and GHG inventories will be done annually.
Century College is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), one of the organizations sponsoring the ACUPCC.
For more information, contact Pamela Thinesen, Biology Faculty, Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, at 651.779.3476.