Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lujan appointed to national sustainability steering committee

Linda Lujan, president of Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), was appointed to the steering committee of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.

The group of approximately 30 presidents from colleges and universities across the nation, including Arizona State University President Michael Crow, sets the direction for the organization in its work to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society. Lujan will serve on the committee for two years.

CGCC was a charter signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007. By signing the commitment, the college pledged to eliminate or offset all campus greenhouse gas emissions over time,and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

"Through her example, Linda has been one of our key leaders, and we appreciate her work and the progress that has been made on the Chandler-Gilbert Community College campuses. We are grateful for her willingness to help lead our organization as well," noted Timothy White, chancellor of California State University and chair of the steering committee.

"It's an honor to be asked to serve. My service is not only on behalf of Chandler-Gilbert but on behalf of the Maricopa Community College District. All ten colleges and the district office are now ACUPCC signatories dedicated to leading by example, examining the environmental impacts associated with all that we do in order to continually improve our colleges, students, and communities, while minimizing our impact on the environment," said Lujan. "The Maricopa Community College District can serve as a model for others in Arizona and across the country by what we teach in our classrooms, demonstrate in our facilities, and share with our communities."

Learn more about CGCC's sustainability efforts.

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