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Sustainability is second nature at Colgate

By Sheila Reagan on June 27, 2011

From article written by Monica Dutia.

Last Thursday, Colgate received a Second Nature Climate Leadership Award in the Baccalaureate category from the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). At the organization’s Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., John Pumilio, Colgate’s sustainability coordinator, and Lyle Roelofs, provost and dean of the faculty, accepted the award on the university’s behalf.

The ACUPCC is a network of college and university presidents and chancellors committed to eliminating net greenhouse gas emissions from certain campus operations. The mission statement signed by ACUPCC members states: “We believe colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.” Colgate’s former president, Rebecca Chopp, joined 151 other presidents and chancellors in signing the commitment in 2009.

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