PhilaU Named Finalist for Climate Leadership Awards

PhilaU has reduced its carbon footprint by 44 percent since 2011.

PhilaU has reduced its carbon footprint by 44 percent since 2011.

The Climate Leadership Network named Philadelphia University one of the finalists in the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards.

Done in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, the awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Climate Leadership Commitments.

“The goal of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment is to set an example for the world concerning how to create climate stability and a pathway toward climate recovery,” said J. Thomas Becker, PhilaU’s associate vice president for operations. “Philadelphia University has worked hard to create inroads to that positive outcome by partnering with Honeywell and others. We have reduced our carbon footprint by 44 percent since 2011 while at the same time lowering our costs. Our students are active participants with our sustainability clubs and in the classroom, and our campus living-laboratory approach supports them in becoming leaders in the field.”

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