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Petition: Make UMBC Take Action on Climate Change

May 1, 2017 8:11 PM

We, the undersigned students, faculty, staff, and community members ask that UMBC commits to take bold and urgent action on climate change by:

1. Cut our greenhouse gas pollution by purchasing 100% renewable energy by 2020 and committing to carbon neutrality by 2040.

2. Invest in renewable energy technology on campus.

3. Prioritize energy and resource conservation when making decisions regarding maintenance & update of existing buildings, and design of any new buildings.

4. Ensure all students have a basic education on climate change and sustainability.

Background document explaining the need and context of our request:

UMBC campus has the power to be a leader in the fight against climate disaster. UMBC has an ethical duty to push for a healthier, sustainable, and greener future for its current and former students, and the surrounding community it lies in. We, the undersigned, ask for UMBC to be a pioneering and innovative leader in the fight against climate change, just as much as it has shown to be in every other field.


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