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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability: Guidance for ACUPCC Institutions

Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability: Guidance for ACUPCC Institutions

In recognizing the importance of the academic component of campus climate neutrality, American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) institutions have committed to take "actions to make climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students." This document has been created to assist signatory schools in implementing this component of the ACUPCC. It is designed to clarify the spirit and intent of the Commitment, identify some of the best practices across higher education, and provide resources to assist signatories in creating their own strategies. The intended audience is higher education leaders, including presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons and others that are working on the implementation of the ACUPCC. Because each institution has a unique culture and approach to learning, there is not a "one-size-fits-all" strategy for how all colleges and universities can achieve this goal. This guidance document was developed with the recognition that not all higher education institutions are alike. A variety of strategies are offered in order to provide a choice of options for different institutions, and examples demonstrate a range of practices at institutions of differing enrollments, charters, resources, and student demographics. A significant list of resources is also included for those signatories who would like more information.



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April 2009

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