Gannon University Students Present Carbon Footprint Findings

Posted: December 4, 2014

Students at Gannon University will present the findings of their semester-long project aimed at reducing the University's carbon footprint to Gannon president Keith Taylor, Ph.D. and other Gannon stakeholders on Friday, Dec. 5. The presentation will take place in the Stubler Room of the Waldron Campus Center from 10 to 11 a.m.

During the fall 2014 semester, students in Assistant Professor Bruce Kibler, Ph.D.'s business policy class and Professor Michelle Homan, Ph.D.'s introduction to environmental science class have been working to create a 10-year strategic plan leading to the reduction of the University's carbon footprint. Students hope the project will lead to Gannon becoming a signatory of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a nationwide effort among colleges and universities to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and move toward climate neutrality. To date there are 684 signatories of the ACUPCC. These institutions of higher education have pledged to educate students, create solutions to address global climate disruption and lead society toward climate neutrality and sustainability.

For more information about the class or simulation, please contact Dr. Bruce Kibler at Kibler006@gannon.edu