The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (COHE), the state body that oversees higher education institutions in New Jersey, unanimously approved today a motion to recommend that NJ college and university presidents consider signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Change Commitment (ACUPCC)

The ACUPCC is a commitment to prepare a plan to make each campus “climate-neutral”.  5 New Jersey schools have already signed, and over 400 presidents have signed the ACUPCC nationally.  GPA President John Cusack had proposed this motion in his role as part-time Executive Director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), and the motion was formally sponsored by Dr. Ed Yaw, President of the County College of Morris and chair of the NJ Presidents Council, with strong support from the current Chair of the COHE, Larry Downes, CEO of New Jersey Resources. NJHEPS is a consortium of 47 NJ colleges and universities that reports to the NJ Presidents Council, and which encourages the adoption and implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in campus operations, curriculum and communities.

GPA President John Cusack Gives Presentation on the Business Case for Sustainability at the Environmental Auditing Roundtable Philadelphia Chapter

Mr. Cusack spoke at this event through the invitation of the board of the Auditing Roundtable Philadelphia Chapter, with an audience of over 50 business and consulting experts.

The New Jersey Presidents Council (NJPC), the association of the presidents of all higher education institutions in New Jersey, unanimously approved today a motion to recommend that NJ college and university presidents consider signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Change Commitment (ACUPCC)

The ACUPCC is a commitment to prepare a plan to make each campus “climate-neutral”.  5 New Jersey schools have already signed, and over 400 presidents have signed the ACUPCC nationally.  GPA President John Cusack had proposed this motion in his role as part-time Executive Director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), and the motion was formally sponsored by Dr. Donald Farish, president of Rowan University, and strongly endorsed by Dr. Ed Yaw, President of the County College of Morris and the current Chair of the NJPC. NJHEPS is a consortium of 47 NJ colleges and universities that reports to the NJPC, and which encourages the adoption and implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in campus operations, curriculum and communities.

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