Climate Action Plan Implementation

Western Michigan University, a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), has developed a plan to achieve carbon neutrality toward the middle of the century.  On November 6, 2016, WMU hosted a one-day regional workshop to gather representatives from other campuses in the area who are involved in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at their own institutions with the hope that we can develop relationships, share best practices, and overall be most efficient in our efforts. Below are the presentations and the agenda from the Climate Action Plan workshop.

For further questions or inquiries please contact Jeff Spoelstra, Program Manager, Office for Sustainability.

Climate Action Plan Workshop Program

Institutionalizing Sustainability from the Ground Up - The Ball State University Story
Keynote Address - Robert Koester, AIA, LEED AP, chair of the BSU Council on the Environment, and Director of the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service

 WMU Climate Action Plan
Paul Pancella, Western Michigan University

Energy Reduction Strategies at WMU
Chris Caprara, Western Michigan University

Consumers Energy Solar Garden Program
Nancy Popa, Consumers Energy Director of Renewable Energy

WMU Renewable Energy History and Focus
Pete Strazdas, Western Michigan University

Anaerobic Digester Center at MSU
Dana Kirk, Michigan State University

Strategies for Controlling Energy Consumption on Campus
Glenn Gilbert, Goshen College

Green Revolving Funds
Matthew Heun, Calvin College

Possibilities for Solar Thermal Collection
John Miller, Western Michigan University