USF Wins Climate Leadership Award
May 2, 2012
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment awards USF for innovations and leadership in Sustainability.
BOSTON (May 1, 2012) – Second Nature and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have announced that 10 academic institutions have been chosen to receive their prestigious Third Annual Climate Leadership Awards.
These awards are presented to ACUPCC signatory schools that demonstrate unparalleled campus innovation and climate leadership that helps transition society to a clean, just and sustainable future.
The winners were among 20 finalists chosen by Second Nature’s board. The ten recipients represent the diversity of institutions of higher education and are located throughout the United States.
“These institutions are leading the way for the academic community by demonstrating how sustainable practices can be put into place on campus that have a long-term impact on creating a sustainable society for the benefit of all,” said Dr. Anthony D. Cortese, president of Second Nature. “They have all shown tremendous creativity and an unrelenting commitment to integrate sustainable practices into their campuses and society as a whole.”
Second Nature is the lead supporting organization of the ACUPCC, an agreement between nearly 700 colleges and universities to promote sustainability through teaching and action.
All winners will be recognized in an award ceremony with their peer institutions at the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on June 21 and 22.
2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award Winners
Doctorate Granting University
Arizona State University, AZ
University of South Florida, FL
Allegheny College, PA
Luther College, IA
Austin Community College District, TX
Haywood Community College, NC
Master’s Colleges & University
Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
University of Central Missouri, MO
Special Focus Institutions / Other
Pratt Institute and PALS, NY
University of California System, CA
About Second Nature
Second Nature works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society by transforming higher education. Second Nature is the lead supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a growing network of over 675 signatory higher education institutions in all fifty states that have made a public commitment to transform the educational experience for all students so they are prepared to solve the climate crisis.
Learn more at: www.secondnature.org.
About the ACUPCC
The ACUPCC is a high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments from college and universities to accelerate the education, research and community engagement to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate, and eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from their own operations.
Learn more at: www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org.
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