White Papers

Higher Education’s Role in Adapting to a Changing Climate

November 2011

Evaluates how colleges and universities are preparing society for a changing climate through their education, research, operations, and community engagement activities. Download.

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Leading Profound Change

July 2009

Provides an overview of research on select approaches to leading transformational change and examples of successful strategies from ACUPCC campuses to help with the big-picture thinking needed to sustain enthusiasm and implement climate action plans over the long-term. Download.

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A Call for Climate Leadership – Progress and Opportunities in Addressing the Defining Challenge of our Time

March 2007

Higher Education has a unique role in society. Reversing global warming is the defining challenge of the 21st century. This is a challenge of massive proportions, one that desperately calls for vision and leadership of higher education. By committing to rapidly eliminate their own contributions to global warming and swiftly accelerate education and research, institutions will be leading the crucial race to find global warming solutions. Written in collaboration with AASHE, Clean Air-Cool Planet, ecoAmerica and Student PIRGS. Download.

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