12. Campus Climate Action Plan Resources
**American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) **
This site contains numerous helpful resources including:
- Text of the ACUPCC campus climate neutrality pledge
- Reasons for signing
- Current list of signatories
- Supporting organizations
- ACUPCC Implementation Guide
- GHG emissions solutions
- ACUPCC Carbon Offset Protocol
- ACUPCC webinar series
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE, one of three supporting organizations of the ACUPCC, offers a monthly newsletter - the ACUPCC Implementer - for those involved on implementing the Presidents Climate Commitment of their campuses. Anyone can subscribe. The AASHE site also contains numerous resources on campus climate action and many related topics. Especially see these sections:
- Climate action
- Greenhouse gas inventories
- Green buildings
- Waste reduction and recycling
- Greening curriculum
- Greening research
Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in an Age of Climate Change; by Andrea Putman and Peter Bardaglio; expected 2009, NACUBO.
The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities; by Andrea Putman and Michael Philips; NACUBO, 2006.
**Clean Air-Cool Planet **
Provides the Campus Climate Action Toolkit and Campus Carbon Calculator. Also see CA-CP publications : Getting to Zero: Defining Corporate Climate Neutrality, 2008, and A Consumer’s Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers, 2006.
The Educational Facilities Professionals Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint; Karla Hignite, principal author; APPA 2008. Available for free download.
The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability; by Walter Simpson, editor; APPA 2008. A 350 page book that contains seven chapters on the climate change, the ACUPCC, and campus energy and climate action.
Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low Carbon Campus; by David J. Eagan, Terry Calhoun, Justin Schott, Praween Dayananda; NWF Campus Ecology, 2008, 45 pages.
Higher Education in a Warming World: the Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus; by David J. Eagan, Terry Calhoun, Justin Schott, Praween Dayananda, NWF Campus Ecology, 2008, 60 pages.
Second Nature is one of the three supporting organizations of the ACUPCC and its site contains many helpful resources.
Campus Green Builder is an initiative by the Advancing Green Building program at Second Nature. The site was launched on November 2nd 2009 and is a repertoire of resources for those with an interest in green building development.
This guide was produced with financial support from the American College & Univerisity Presidents Climate Commitment.