The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) was founded in 2006 by twelve leading colleges and universities. In 2009, Second Nature became the lead supporting organization for the ACUPCC. The Commitment provides an opportunity for higher education to continue to lead on the defining issue of our time and to model and innovate the climate solutions necessary to preserve a climate conducive to supporting human civilization.

Climate Action Plan

In September 2009, FIU submitted its first Climate Action plan to Second Nature. This report outlines greenhouse gas emissions of Florida International University, as well as the University’s plan to reduce its environmental impact. It takes into consideration findings from the FIU Greenhouse Gas Inventory Summary Report submitted in 2008 by the FIU Presidents Climate Commitment Task Force. Reductions will be achieved through mitigation strategies in the areas of transportation, building and energy, solid waste, and offsets. Other notable areas include sustainable efforts, and student sustainability initiatives. These strategies will be funded through related FIU departments and grants. View FIU’s Climate Action Plan.