In 2007, CCSU President Jack Miller signed the President's Climate Committment. He created the President's Advisory Council for Environmental Sustainability (PACES) to help the university community identify ways to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
PACES Mission Statement:
The more artificial resources that impact the physical plant of the University, the greater the disturbance we create for the Earth’s natural systems. To achieve sustainable environmental solutions, a commitment must be made to be stewards of the University’s natural resources. The Council will seek to have the University community embrace environmental sustainability as an institutional way of operating. We will work to minimize our impact on the environment so that we leave a better and more balanced ecosystem. We are committed to the principles of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), addressing green space preservation and developing a campus-wide recycling program. The committee will endeavor to have the University nationally recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability.
For more information about PACES, click here: PACES Webpage