Meanwhile, over 400 colleges and universities have signed the President's Climate Leadership Commitment, including Ohio University, Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, and Cuyahoga Community College. Additionally, 82% of these signatories report that implementing their Climate Action Plan has saved their institution money.
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that to limit warming to 1.5°C, global CO2 emissions must reach net-zero by 2050. To limit warming to 2°C, global CO2 emissions must reach net-zero by 2070. Regardless of whether one chooses 1.5°C or 2°C as a "safe" amount of global warming, achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the near future is not optional.
By signing on to the President's Climate Leadership Commitment, Miami University can show it is committed to sustainability, values transparently reporting its progress to reduce GHG emissions, and recognizes the far-reaching environmental and social consequences of global warming. Please fill out this petition to show support for Miami committing to carbon neutrality.