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Comment on UNCG Climate Action Plan

When your goal is to become climate neutral by mid-century, you need a great plan.

After several months of work, UNCG has completed the first draft of its Climate Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of strategies to lead UNCG to climate neutrality by 2050 by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through six major focus areas: Administration, Infrastructure Energy, Transportation, Water, Materials Management, and Academics. This draft is the culmination of the efforts of more than 50 faculty, staff and students.

Now, the university is asking for your input. The plan has been posted on the blog of the UNCG Office of Sustainability: uncgsustainability.wordpress.com. You may review the plan and offer your constructive criticisms, comments and suggestions on the blog or email them to rkmcdona@uncg.edu. This plan is for the entire UNCG community, and your ideas and voices are important to making this an effective document.

The plan will be up for comments through the end of March. After that, all comments will be reviewed and, if appropriate, incorporated into the final draft that will be presented to the Chancellor and Executive Staff.

If you would rather offer comments in person, the university will hold a public workshop from 3:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Maple Room, EUC. This will be an open forum for discussion, punctuated with two presentations on the plan at 4 and 6 p.m. Here you may learn more about the plan and discuss ideas with members of the Climate Action Plan teams. Once completed and approved, UNCG will have achieved a major milestone in meeting the obligations the university assumed when Chancellor Brady signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in October 2011.