Campus invited to Presidents Climate Commitment signing
April 21, 2009
by Paul Stella
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In commemoration of Earth Day, RIT President Bill Destler will sign the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment during a brief ceremony at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Student Alumni Union. RIT’s Student Environmental Action League is sponsoring the event and members of the campus community are invited to attend.
The Presidents Climate Commitment, which has been signed by hundreds of college and university presidents nationwide, provides support and a framework for America’s colleges and universities to go climate neutral. Particular emphasis is placed on neutralizing greenhouse gas emissions while accelerating research and educational programs.
Destler first announced his plan to sign the commitment last February during the university’s observance of the National Teach-In on Global Warming. More information on the Presidents Climate Commitment is available online at http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/html/commitment.php.