Climate Commitment

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Century College's Climate Commitment

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.

The Implementation Profile, GHG inventories, and progress reports can be viewed online

Implementation

Tangible actions chosen from the ACUPCC Implementation Guide include:

  1. Green Building Policy
  2. Energy Star Procurement Policy
  3. Green Purchasing Policy
  4. Waste Minimization

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.

Contact

For more information, contact Pamela Thinesen, Biology Faculty, Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, at 651.779.3476.