July 16, 2010
Blue Goes Even Greener at USU
(Utah State Today)
Utah State University President Stan Albrecht recently approved a Climate Action Plan that outlines steps aimed at minimizing USU’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment that Albrecht signed in 2007. He was the first in the state to sign the pledge.
USU bills itself as a leading eco-friendly institution. It offers the only academic programs in conservation and restoration ecology, recreation resource management and watershed and Earth systems in the state.
Faculty members are also recognized for their sustainability expertise. Environment and Society professor Joseph Tainter has been sought out for expertise in various documentaries, including ABC’s Earth 2100 and Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Eleventh Hour. Researchers in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business played a major role in bringing the first commercial wind farm to the state in 2008 and several programs in the humanities, including speech communication, English and history also have strong environmental emphases.
You can read the enitre article at Utah State Today.
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