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Carbon Commitment

Carbon Commitment

Building on the growing momentum for leadership and action on climate change, the Presidents’ Carbon Commitment provides a framework for campuses to go climate neutral. The Commitment recognizes the unique responsibility that institutions of higher education have as role models for their communities and in training the people who will develop the social, economic, and technological solutions to reverse global warming.


By signing the Commitment, the President has pledged to eliminate Cal Poly Pomona’s greenhouse gas emissions over time. This involves:

•Forming a climate task force charged with fulfilling the Commitment

•Completing an emissions inventory

•Within two years, setting a target date and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral

•Taking immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by choosing from a list of short-term actions

•Integrating sustainability into the curriculum and making it part of the educational experience

•Making the action plan, inventory, and progress reports publicly available