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Learn About Campus’ Climate Action Plan

Published: November 3, 2014

With climate change arguably one of the greatest challenges of our time, institutions of higher learning are uniquely positioned to answer the call to action by exemplifying sustainable practices on their campuses. CSULB, along with more than 600 colleges and universities, have already signed on to the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which aims to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and achieve climate neutral operations as soon as possible.

CSULB is stepping up to take a leadership role and address climate change with the adoption of its own Climate Action Plan (CAP) and will hold a Climate Action Event on Monday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Beach Auditorium.

The event is designed to help students, faculty and staff understand the scale of the challenge and gain the skills and knowledge they will need to find solutions.

“Climate change is happening now and will continue to unfold with potentially devastating consequences to people, the economy and our planet,” said Paul Wingco, Energy and Sustainability Manager in Physical Planning and Facilities Management. “To change its course, we must act now and make significant changes in our operations by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and through personal actions.”

The Climate Action Plan aims to:

• Introduce the campus community to the issues associated with climate change

• Provide a roadmap for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions generated by campus operations and activities to achieve climate neutrality by 2030

• Highlight the campus’ commitment to improving the climate literacy of students through curriculum, programs and community engagement

For additional information about the Nov. 17 event or CAP, contact Wingco at 562/985-8167.

–Shayne Schroeder