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Help create our Climate Action Plan

Want to help guide UNCG to be climate neutral? Here is an opportunity to get involved, in an invitation from Trey McDonald:

Happy New Year from the Office of Sustainability!

Hopefully, one of your resolutions was to get more involved in sustainability at UNCG. And one of the best ways to do so is to help create the UNCG Climate Action Plan.

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) will be a comprehensive strategy to guide UNCG to climate neutrality by 2050, per the UNC Sustainability Policy (600.6.1). Creating a CAP is also a primary requirement of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which UNCG signed in October. “Climate neutrality” means that the net GHG emissions for which UNCG is responsible will be eliminated through a combination of emissions reductions and mitigation of emissions. Due to the complexities inherent in an institution the size of UNCG, many people must be involved to create a meaningful, effective plan. The CAP Team will consist of six (6) working groups to address the various operations and activities on campus that produce or influence the production of GHG emissions: University Administration, Energy, Water, Transportation, Materials Management, and Education & Outreach. Each of these working groups will be chaired by a faculty or staff member with expertise in a relevant discipline. Groups will meet to develop ideas to reduce and/or mitigate GHG emissions specific to their areas.

We are encouraging students, faculty, and staff to participate so that all walks of campus are represented. If you are interested, please contact Trey McDonald at rkmcdona@uncg.edu or 336-256-0433 by Jan. 18, 2012. Meetings of the working groups are expected to begin in late January.