Dear members of the Rosemont College community,
Rosemont College has always, and will always, be committed by its mission to develop open and critical minds. In May, 2007, President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D. ’70 signed The America Colleges and Universities Presidential Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). As a charter signatory, President Hirsh pledged Rosemont’s commitment to work toward transforming our campus culture and striving to accomplish carbon-neutrality in the future. At that time, President Hirsh was also asked to serve as a member of the Leadership Circle, helping to lead and promote the efforts of ACUPCC.
Colleges and universities have a commitment to their communities to exercise leadership by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions and to provide the necessary knowledge to achieve climate neutrality. To date over 500 college presidents across the nation have signed the agreement representing 3.8 million students. Rosemont College is pleased to be at the forefront of this critical issue facing our nation and our world. By joining ACUPCC, the College has made the commitment to provide its community of learners with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to address the critical and systemic challenges faced by the world in this new century.
Many actions have been taken to facilitate Rosemont’s move to becoming carbon neutral. In addition an energy conservation program, Rosemont has chosen two tangible actions to reduce greenhouse gases: the purchasing of energy star certified products and participation in Recyclemania, a national competition which minimizes waste through recycling. The Climate Commitment Advisory Committee has also been formed on campus and has been charged with developing a master plan to transform Rosemont into becoming a carbon neutral campus.
The entire Rosemont College community must work together to conserve all forms of energy, one of our most precious, yet under-appreciated, commodities. Each person within Rosemont’s many buildings plays a vital role in helping to control energy costs through deliberate, continued conservation.
The success of ACUPCC depends upon the concerted effort, dedication, and determination of all faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions about ACUPCC or would like to become involved, please contact Tom Szatkowski at extension 2152 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com.
Together we can make a difference,
The Climate Commitment Advisory Committee
Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D. ‘70, President
Jeanne Marie Hatch, SHCJ, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Courtney E. Leik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Tony Wolcott, Assistant Director of Facility Services
Rick Cuba, General Manager Dining Services
Tom Szatkowski, Director of Facility Services, Committee Chair
Open Position, Student Representative
Open Position, Board of Trusties