Partner Organizations

The following organizations and initiatives offer resources and support signatories may find useful in fulfilling the Commitment:

Clean Air-Cool Planet

The ACUPCC is partnering with Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) to offer in-depth workshops on how to use the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator™. These trainings will be offered 3 times in 2010 and information about current workshops can be found on the Training and Events page. Signatories can also benefit from Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Campus Climate Action Toolkit, which includes case studies, webinars, reports and reference materials reflecting CA-CP’s decade of experience in working with campus, corporate and community partners on practical solutions to global warming.

Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program

The ACUPCC has partnered with the Clinton Climate Initiative to exponentially increase the number of large-scale energy saving retrofits for campus buildings. For a full description of the program, click here.

ACUPCC-NAELS Partnership

Campus Climate Neutral is an innovative sustainability consulting model created by the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (“NAELS”). Thanks to a grant from the V. Kann Rasmussen Fund, NAELS is partnering with the ACUPCC to offer free climate action planning assistance to 10 signatory schools. NAELS works with faculty and students on each campus to develop a climate action planning project as part of their coursework. Student teams then work with each campus to provide climate action planning support in order to meet the requirements of the ACUPCC.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, NAELS will be working with the following schools:
Bard College, Loyola University New Orleans, St. Augustine’s College, Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Washington & Lee University, Whittier College

R20 Regions of Climate Action

The ACUPCC is an Academic Partner of R20 Regions of Climate Action. R20 a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. The R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; strong local economies; improved public health; and new green jobs. These local actions align with the goals of the ACUPCC and can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals.

More than ever, universities must take leadership roles to address the grand challenges of the twenty-first century, and climate change is paramount amongst these.
—Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
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