A report from the Environment NY Research & Policy Center says colleges and universities are in excellent positions to lead the nation’s transition toward 100% renewable energy.
As influential, resourceful and innovative as they are, universities are in the best position to lead the country’s efforts in reducing carbon emissions by implementing conservation projects and improving efficiency measures.
College campuses are huge consumers of energy and are thus positioned to create a significant dent on the nation’s carbon emissions through sustainable efforts.
Hundreds of campuses across the country have already taken steps toward achieving greener campuses by installing solar panels and utilizing open campus spaces for green projects.
Universities influence 40 million students and their communities, and their sustainable effort will ultimately speak to policymakers and the country’s leaders.
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