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New Study Launches Campus Climate Challenge
The National Wildlife Federation’s President, Larry Schweiger, joined Campus Climate Challenge partners and a number of U.S. higher education leaders on October 19th in announcing the release of a new report on the status of campus climate management efforts nationwide. New Energy for Campuses, published by the Apollo Alliance with the Energy Action collaborative, details case studies of more than 30 universities in 24 states that have implemented programs ranging from co-generation, to energy efficient appliances to installing renewable energy systems. The report also outlines the energy cost savings and global warming pollution reductions these programs have created, provides a menu of strategies that other universities can take to create their own global warming reduction plans, and lists contact information for university officials responsible for these programs.
The report’s release marked the launch of the Campus Climate Challenge, an ambitious student-led effort to implement similar programs at 500 North American universities to encourage university decision-makers to implement aggressive climate reduction plans. Already, over 100 college campuses in 30 states have joined the Challenge, and organizers, including the NWF Campus Ecology Program, expect hundreds more to sign up by the end of the year. Read More!