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.