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ASU Goes Green

Appalachian State University has joined more than 500 universities, colleges and community colleges in pledging to implement a comprehensive plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock formalized the goal by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment on Earth Day April 22.

Led by the efforts of ASU’s Sustainability Council, the university has already implemented 3 of 7 benchmarks outlined in the commitment that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“I can’t think of a more appropriate day to sign this agreement than on Earth Day,” Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock said. “It took a while to get to this point, but Appalachian has been very careful to make sure that we can fulfill the requirements that are in the document.”

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