President Destler signed the American Colleges and University President’s Climate Commitment in 2009, committing the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to carbon neutrality. A Climate Action Plan (CAP) was created in 2011 to outline initial steps towards reaching carbon neutrality by 2030. RIT has recently updated its commitment to include climate resilience. This 2017 Climate Action Plan update outlines a roadmap for the Rochester Institute of Technology to achieve carbon neutrality and climate resilience.
Faculty, staff, students and community members were engaged in the 2016-2017 planning process to determine goals, strategies, and actions within the CAP. To ensure that RIT's CAP is as comprehensive and inclusive as possible, the draft plan is now open for public comment. Comments will be accepted until May 26, 2017.