College Signs Climate Commitment, Adds Resilience to Carbon Neutrality Efforts

01-26-2016

Virginia Wesleyan President Scott D. Miller announced today that the College has become a charter signatory of the Climate Commitment, a carbon neutrality and climate resilience initiative created by Boston-based organization Second Nature that sets new standards for climate leadership in higher education. As a signatory of the commitment, and with the support of Second Nature and the President's Environmental Issues Council, the College will now begin to develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. “We are enthusiastic about exploring and implementing sustainability initiatives as part of this effort, and as always, we welcome your ideas and feedback as we progress with this very important work,” President Miller told the VWC community in an email. The Climate Commitment ties together the Carbon Commitment and Resilience Commitment, together constituting the Climate Leadership Commitments. These newly integrated commitments are partially a result of the rebranding of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a group that Dr. Miller helped initiate in 2006 and to which Virginia Wesleyan College has been a member since 2007. As a Climate Commitment signatory, Virginia Wesleyan joins more than 650 institutions nationwide in what is now called the Climate Leadership Network. Learn more at secondnature.org.