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Advocate for Climate Action at your University

THE CAMPUS CLIMATE PROJECT

Colleges and universities are leaders in sustainability education, research and operations. Fifty years after the environmental movement started on college campuses, we must reflect on the role of higher education in the global fight against climate change.

To create a unified student voice, help us map how campuses are doing in this fight.

Ask yourself…

IS YOUR CAMPUS DOING ENOUGH TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO ADDRESS GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES?

Add your voice to The Campus Climate Project

  1. Submit your answer to The Campus Climate Project map below.

    Tell us if your university is doing enough to fight climate change! Contribute to the map of university climate contributions in 2020. This data will be helpful in step 2.

  2. Advocate for stronger commitments from your college or university.

    Once you submit your answer on the map, you will get more information on next steps.

  3. Share with your friends!

    To create a powerful Campus Climate map, we need as much data as possible. Share this page with your peers and post on social media.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

The science is clear: Future generations will live in a rapidly changing climate. We only have a handful of years to make the changes we need.

And these changes must be intersectional — they must come from all aspects of our society, workforce, government and institutions. Many universities are leading by example with commitments for carbon neutrality and divestment (and this is commendable!) — but they must must also focus their attention to preparing and educating their students for the world ahead.

Our next generation of leaders, no matter their discipline, all need to be climate and environmentally literate in order to address complex global problems, such as climate change.

So, let’s reflect on what our institutions are doing to mitigate climate change — in their education in addition to their operations — and how we can all do more to be better.

Interested in campus sustainability?

Explore MobilizeU, Earth Day’s higher education campaign.

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