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The following was authored by Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow for the 2007 ACUPCC Annual Report. View the report in full here. View the school’s progress on the ACUPCC Reporting System.

Photo courSandy Johnson adjusts the mortarboard on her daughter, Candi Swaim, prior to the Spring 2009 Convocation of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability. Ms Swaim, of Show Low, AZ, is part of the first graduating class from GIOS.tesy of Arizona State University

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As a founding member institution of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Arizona State University continues to maintain a strong institutional commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions on our four campuses.  We are proud of our accomplishments thus far.  During the past year, ASU has instituted a number of organizational changes to improve our ability to deal with climate change and other sustainability issues.  We have established an Office of University Sustainability Practices charged with facilitating the realization of our carbon neutrality goals.  Consistent with our institutional commitment to sustainability, four recently completed buildings have been recipients of a LEED designation, including a platinum rating, the first such certification in Arizona.  All new campus buildings will henceforth be required to meet a minimum standard of LEED silver certification.


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