Franco Montalto, Drexel University

Drexel University’s climate commitment grew significantly in 2021, a year that our administration called Climate Year. Beginning in January, we scaled up our efforts to integrate climate and sustainability topics in our research, teaching, civic engagement, institutional operations, public programs and collaborations. We developed and climate and sustainability working group including student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators. With this foundation, my UC3 fellows project will transition the university from this year of accelerated action to a permanent set of climate activities. I will create internal cross-disciplinary working groups around key topics, create structures and incentives that entrain even more faculty, staff, and students in our efforts, define best practices, and expand our network of partners and collaborators.