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Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny Signs Climate Commitment

Friday, September 14, 2007

On September 14, 2007, President Shirley Strum Kenny signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. With this commitment, Stony Brook joins universities and colleges across the country who have decided to become leaders and role models in social, economic, and technological efforts to reverse global warming.

The Climate Commitment pledges that Stony Brook will eliminate greenhouse gas emissions over time by:

  • Completing a greenhouse emissions inventory.
  • Setting a target date and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral.
  • Taking immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Integrating sustainability into the Stony Brook educational experience.
  • Making the action plan, inventory and progress reports publicly available.

This commitment is the next step in Stony Brook's environmental sustainability efforts on all campuses and ties into our new Southampton "Renewable Campus" that focuses on all aspects of sustainability in every part of its curriculum and operation.

For more information about this important pledge, please visit www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org.

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04/20/10 Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action Plan Update Presentation (in Adobe PDF format)
02/01/10 University GreenBill Program
07/03/09 Campus Construction Update
10/06/08 Campus Dining Services Goes Green
10/03/08 Farmer's Market
08/18/08 Stony Brook University is Recycling Used Ceiling Tiles!
05/19/08 Earthstock 2008
09/14/07 Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny Signs Climate Commitment
06/18/07 Water Conservation Pilot Program Implemented
04/27/07 Environmental Stewardship Helps Celebrate Earthstock
02/21/07 Stony Brook Installs Solar Powered Lighting at SAC Bus Shelter
12/04/06 SB Takes Measures to Become an Energy Efficient Campus
11/01/06 Energy Conservation Measures at the Administration Garage
08/15/06 SB Called Upon To Participate In Statewide Electric Emergency Plan

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