October 15, 2015
Second Nature, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, has created a network of more than 650 colleges and universities that are committed to neutralizing their greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to accelerating research and educational efforts to raise awareness of the need for a more sustainable future on Earth. It established the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (AUCPCC), of which Arizona State University was one of the founding signatories.
Recently, Second Nature launched a new set of commitments for higher education institutions: the Carbon Commitment (formerly the AUCPCC), the Resilience Commitment (formerly the Alliance for Resilient Campuses) and the Climate Leadership Commitment, which is a combination of the Carbon and Resilience Commitments. Together, these commitments make signatories part of the Climate Leadership Network.
ASU President Michael Crow signed the full Climate Leadership Commitment in October.