Originally printed in UKNow.
Last month, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment that spells out steps to continue progress in creating a more sustainable campus environment.
Reducing emissions will improve our shared environment. At the same time, it will reduce UK's utility costs paid for by tax dollars and the tuition and room and board fees paid by UK students and their families.
The reduction commitment announced today is the result of more than a year of work by the PSAC, an advisory committee appointed by Capilouto to examine on an ongoing basis how the university can improve and maintain environmental stewardship and sustainability. The advisory committee worked closely with Mary Vosevich, UK’s vice president for facilities management, Eric N. Monday, the university’s executive vice president for finance and administration, and UK’s student group Greenthumb to draft the commitment.
“We are, above all else, a learning institution,” Capilouto said. “This new commitment will catalyze not only concrete, strategic actions that will improve our environment, but also a thoughtful approach to how these issues can help further our educational and scholarly missions.”
You can read more about the commitment here, or read up on previous commitments to sustainability here.