While the Climate Action Plan addresses the campus’ future, it is important to note that initiatives to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental detriments have been underway for decades at Cal Poly Pomona University.
The university, for instance, began using reclaimed water in 1965, limiting the amount of potable water used in instances where a drinkable quality is not necessary. In addition to campus-wide recycling and ride-share programs, the university rededicated itself to sustainability with the establishment of the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies in 1994.
These actions have been matched by efforts in education, research, outreach and collaboration. Students are becoming more involved in sustainability, and regardless of their major are able to find ways to incorporate it into their studies. Cal Poly Pomona wants to graduate students who can go into the workforce and bring with them an awareness and appreciation for sustainability and how they can contribute to the preservation and restoration of our environment.For more information on what Cal Poly Pomona is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and practice sustainability on campus, please see the links on the right.
|American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment|
|Assn. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education|
|US Green Building Council|
|John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies|