Worcester State University
WSU Sustainability



Climate Commitment

Worcester State University joined more than 600 institutions nationwide that have pledged to become climate neutral by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus and promoting scholarship and research. President Maloney continues Worcester State University's commitment with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment  (ACUPCC), signed in 2007. Worcester State is one of 50 signatories of the ACUPCC in Massachusetts.

ACUPCC institutions have agreed to:

  • Complete an emissions inventory.

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

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

  • Integrate sustainability into the curriculum and make it
    part of the educational experience.

  • Make the action plan, inventory and progress reports
    publicly available.

Click here for the Worcester State University
Climate Action Plan.


Climate Commitment Committee

Margaret Kerr, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry

William Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Geography & Earth Sciences

Steven Corey, Ph.D.
Professor, Urban Studies

Robert Daniels
Associate Director
Environmental Health & Safety Officer,

Steven Bandarra
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability

Sandy Olson
Director, Facilities

Adrian Gage
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
and Director, Residence Life

Jack Reardon
Information Technologies

Kathy Eichelroth
Vice President
Administration and Finance


Related Links:
  National Science Foundation
  Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs
  Worcester Regional Environmental Council
  Chartwells Sustainability Commitment
  WSU Climate Action Plan
  Climate Action Plan

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