• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Carlisle, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - Dickinson College

Organization(s) making commitment

Dickinson College

Achievement of Commitment

Dickinson College is committed to educating for and promoting sustainable development. Consistent with our mission to provide a useful education in the liberal arts, and a strong history of civic engagement, environmental education and environmental stewardship, we are weaving sustainability into our curriculum, global education programs, research, co-curricular activities, student life, campus operations, and community service.

How this will be achieved

For the 2012-2015 period, we commit to actions now and in the future to build on our efforts in each of the areas outlined in the Rio+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions as summarized below. Our commitments include time-bound goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions and climate neutrality under our Climate Action Plan. We publicly report progress to the ACUPCC and to AASHE. Partners and resources dedicated to carrying out our commitments include the divisions of Academic Affairs, Campus Operations, Student Development, and Advancement, the Presidentís Commission on Environmental Sustainability (composed of senior officers of the college, faculty, staff and students), the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), the Dickinson College Organic Farm, the Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM), engaged faculty from all academic divisions, the Sustainability Education Fund, student organizations, more than 40 student intern positions to work on sustainability projects, an Eco-Reps program, and recent grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and NASAís Global Climate Change Education program.

Deliverable Date
Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM) 2015
Dickinson College Organic Farm 2015
Center for Sustainability Education 2015
Climate Action Plan 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of student and staff dedicated to sustainable practices
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