I have written about some of the sustainability initiatives at American Public University System (APUS) in the past. I signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in September 2007, making APUS a charter signatory to this initiative with a mission of making colleges and universities more sustainable. Even though our status as a university with only online programs reduces our impact on the environment, we have worked diligently to minimize our carbon footprint.
APUS has received notification that it is a finalist for this year’s Second Nature Climate Leadership Award for member institutions of the ACUPCC. Each finalist has been asked to create a 1-3 minute video highlighting sustainability initiatives on its campus. During the month of April, the public may vote on these videos. The number of votes received is not the primary weighting but will be considered with other factors by a panel of judges who will announce winners from each Carnegie Classification in late spring.
Please take a look at APUS’ video and consider giving us your vote!