Presidents Climate Commitment
In October 2007, Mercyhurst University President Thomas Gamble joined several hundred college and university presidents in signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Driven by the international scientific consensus that addressing the worst impacts of global warming necessitates a minimum goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050, the Climate Commitment obligates all signatories to a goal of carbon neutrality for their institutions. It immediately compels each institution to conduct a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gases emitted, by the institution itself and by their employees and students. It further requires each college or university to develop a thorough, methodical and incremental plan for reducing greenhouse gases.
Mercyhurst’s greenhouse gas emissions study has been completed, with Dr. Michael Campbell, professor of biology, leading his field ecology students in this project.
Mercyhurst's Climate Action Plan has been approved!
To view the President's Climate Commitment website, click here.