Climate Action at UConn
Many winners in the 2011 Sustainable Depictions art competition featured themes of climate change in their work.
The University of Connecticut is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (PCC), which basically means that the University is striving towards a carbon neutral campus by the year 2050.
The bulk of our climate inititaives can be found in our Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP currently focuses on strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the University. Our progress is being tracked through an annual greenhouse gas inventory. In 2012, an additional section to the CAP was written to include mitigation and adaptation strategies for the University. These two kinds of strategies will prepare the University for whatever effects of climate change we see.
News and Information
- ACUPCC Summary of DRAFT 2013 National Climate Assessment
- Maintaining Momentum for Climate Action: The University's Leadership Role in Climate Adaptation (NECSC Presentation)
- President Herbst's Reaffirmation of UConn's CAP 3.26.12
- President Herbst Reaffirms UConn's Commitment to Climate Action Plan (UConn Today Article)
- Plan targets Carbon-Neutral Storrs Campus by 2050 (UConn Today)
- USG Passes a Statement of Position supporting the Climate Action Plan