Agnes Scott Pledges To Explore Local Climate Change Impact
Agnes Scott College joined 45 other colleges and universities Monday by signing a new climate change agreement.
This is the second pledge Agnes Scott has made through the program, called the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The first agreement, which was signed by several other Georgia schools as well, was to go carbon neutral as quickly as possible.
This commitment is about studying local threats from climate change, how to adapt to them and how prepared we are to do that, said Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss.
“Climate change is not something we worry about in the future, it’s actually happening now,” she said.
Kiss said Agnes Scott faculty and students will continue to work with the city of Decatur on sustainability programs, and she hopes they’ll also be able to work with the city of Atlanta and local agencies.
“It’s an opportunity for us, as a school that’s really committed to sustainability, to push ourselves to go to the next level, to think at the level of policy and preparedness,” said Kiss.