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Climate

How should DePauw operate and educate in an ever-warming world?

Photo of President Casey signing the President's Climate Commitment

"As a member institution of the Presidents' Climate Commitment, we must exercise leadership in our community, and throughout society, by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions. We must also graduate students who are not only aware of our responsibilities to the environment but who can serve as leaders as we work to solve this century's economic, social and ecological challenges." - President Brian W. Casey

On Sept. 15, 2008, President Brian W. Casey signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), pledging responsibility for how DePauw educates its students and interacts with the environment in an era of rapid climate change.

As a signatory of the ACUPCC, DePauw is committed to monitor our greenhouse gas emissions, educate our students about our individual and institutional roles in climate change, and reduce our net emissions to zero by 2040.


Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2011

Greenhouse Gas Inventory began in 2009. Our first report and detailed information on how the data is collected can be found here. Our previous reports can all be found on the ACUPCC's website: DePauw's Submissions to the ACUPCC Reporting System.

 

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"The root cause of most of these problems [associated with climate change] is fossil fuels." -Sandra Steingraber

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"Fish can no longer smell due to the increased level of acidity in the oceans via climate change." -Sandra Steingraber

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"What are our obligations to future generations?" -Sandra Steingraber

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You've got 7 minutes to get to UB 231 for the Q&A session w/ Sandra Steingraber! (That means you can make it from any building on campus..!)

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Eco-Reps chalking for Sandra Steingraber talk! Q and A tomorrow at 4 in UB 231 and lecture at 7:30 in… http://t.co/wfwr14gjrB

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Anyone into fashion? We have 2 tix to the Aveda Earth Month 2014 'Catwalk for Clean Water' this weekend! Sunday 1pm. Message if interested!

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