by Rima Mulla, Communications Associate, Second Nature
The theme of the recently released American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment 2009 Annual Report carries through in the latest Second Nature article published by Fast Company: Leadership for a Thriving, Sustainable World.
“The Copenhagen negotiations in December failed to deliver a concrete, binding international treaty on climate disruption. The Senate is at an impasse on creating meaningful federal legislation that can sufficiently address the climate challenge while rebuilding a better economy. [...] But leadership happens at all levels within organizations and within communities. [...] In the case of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, colleges and universities have formed the tip of the spear, forging ahead towards climate neutrality. Through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) network, 675 institutions have come together pledging to take immediate actions, create longer-term plans, and publicly report their progress toward net-zero emissions.”
Read more about how the US Higher Education sector is leading the way, here.
Second Nature has published four articles as part of Fast Company’s Inspired Ethonomics series:
Higher Education’s Purpose: A Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Society
Making a Sustainability Perspective Second Nature in Education
The Campus as Living Laboratory
Leadership for a Thriving, Sustainable World