Over 450 chancellors and presidents have signed the Presidents Climate Commitment. This was done with the best intentions, and with the strong encouragement of students, staff, faculty, and facilities staff; it feels like the right thing to do. However, making the commitment and implementing a program that meets its goals represent two very different tasks. This workshop will review current programs for addressing the climate challenge; identify their many obstacles; and explore strategies for overcoming these obstacles and achieving carbon neutrality. The format for this workshop will be simple. A matrix based on the most common issues and their possible solutions will be reviewed. In addition to our own information, we will use data collected from a handful of institutions as a guide. During the workshop, which will include the participation of key Signatories, we will solicit additional input from attendees regarding the solutions they have developed. This will be a highly interactive session. Issues and solutions will be recorded at the meeting and results will be distributed to participants.
August 3, 2008. University Union, Bldg. 65, Rm. 207