Climate Action Task Force
Major Dickinson Initiative for 2013
Dickinson College has made progress toward its climate action goals. But frankly, it's not enough. To step up our game, the Climate Action Task Force was established in January 2013 by the President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability (PCES). The Task Force is charged with developing an implementation plan for Dickinson to reach its commitment to be climate neutral by 2020. It will assess progress toward Dickinson’s climate neutrality goal, identify and evaluate options for reducing GHG emissions, develop recommendations, and present a draft plan for implementation of priority options to the campus in April 2013. Comments from the Dickinson community will be invited and a revised plan will be prepared and presented to the campus, PCES and incoming President Roseman for action in the fall semester.
The work of the Climate Action Task Force is organized around four teams:
(1) Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Jim Hoefler, Chair)
(2) Transportation (Marcus Key, Chair)
(3) Renewable Energy (Whitey Ellerman and Kristen Williams, Co-Chairs)
(4) New Construction and Carbon Offsets (Frank Laquitara & Scott Nobel, Co-Chairs)
Each team will be composed of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and will be supported by two student Research Assistants.
Meetings of the Climate Action Task Force are open to all members of the Dickinson community. Fifty-five people attended the kickoff meeting January 25. Let's keep up this strong level of interest and support for the work of the Task Force.
Attend an Open Meeting of the Task Force:
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Kaufman 178
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 3:00-4:00 pm | Kaufman 178
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Kaufman 178
Climate Action Town Meeting:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 12:00-1:30 pm | Social Hall
Climate Action Task Force Resources:
Dickinson Climate Action Plan (2009)