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The Daily
September 30, 2009

The University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was finalized and signed by President Emmert earlier this month, meeting it’s Sept. 15 deadline. The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC) called for student feedback on a working draft of the plan last spring. “Climate change is a critical issue affecting our environment locally, regionally and globally,” said members of ESAC Sandra Archibald and Ruth Johnston in an e-mail to The Daily. “As a leading research University in the nation, our goal is to maintain our leadership position in environmental stewardship, and we demonstrate this with launching the new UW College of the Environment and developing our Climate Action Plan.” The plan outlines several steps the school needs to take in order fulfill its obligations as a signatory of the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment, an effort to address global warming. The University has been successful in lowering its total greenhouse gas emissions since 2000.