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By James Shelley, Assistant Director of Facilities, William Paterson University
(This article appears in the May, 2012 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer)

The ACUPCC

William Paterson University is proud to provide a positive example of climate leadership for our 11,500 students while leading by example for our surrounding community. The University’s campus-wide solar panel installation is a dramatic and visible sign of our commitment, ranking among the top ten largest installations in the United States. William Paterson has integrated sustainability across the curriculum, with a new bachelor’s degree in environmental sustainability. The degree unites tangible study and research, and includes courses in environmental science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, law, political science, and economics. Graduates will be prepared with the interdisciplinary skills needed for careers in sustainability across multiple job sectors. In creating our video, we took a student-focused “day in the life” format as a creative and artistic way to highlight many of our efforts and activities in sustainability.

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After more than 14,000 votes were cast during the Planet Forward video competition this month (on videos created by the 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award Finalists), Planet Forward announced the top vote-getter this week: William Paterson University of New Jersey!

William Paterson University Video Link

Watch the video at planetforward.org

William Paterson University was honored at the George Washington University Moving the Planet Forward Innovation Summit on Tuesday, April 17th, and will be featured in continued publicity with Planet Forward.

All 20 finalists are under consideration for a 2012 Climate Leadership Award. The winners will be chosen by the Second Nature Board, and honored at the Climate Leadership Summit at American University, June 21-22nd. Look for the announcement of this year’s Award Winners soon!

The top vote-getters for videos in each Carnegie Classification produced incredible videos  documenting their climate innovation:

Click here for more information about the Climate Leadership Awards, and to watch all of the Finalists’ videos, head to planetforward.org/climate-leadership-awards.

Read other blog posts about the 2012 Climate Leadership Awards.

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