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Sustainability: Climate Commitment


The University of Central Missouri is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, greenhouse gas emissions, and the overall carbon footprint.  Each member of the UCM community has the ability to positively contribute towards this commitment.  


UCM’s climate commitment is detailed and regularly updated in the Climate Action Plan.  This plan was developed by a committee consisting of a cross representation of the campus community, including students, faculty, senior administration, and operations.  Many of the elements in the plan are modeled after the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Existing Building template.  The sustainability initiatives presented have both short and long term action plans.  The committee’s intent is that these action plans will:

  • Serve as a catalyst for both short term and future “Green” initiatives across campus,

  • Provide measurable and achievable sustainability goals, and

  • Through periodic revisions, document achievements towards reduction of UCM’s overall carbon footprint. 


              American College and University President’s Climate Commitment- ACUPCC

The presidents and chancellors of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) who are joining and leading the Commitment believe that exerting leadership in addressing climate disruption is an integral part of the mission of higher education and will stabilize and reduce long-term energy costs, attract excellent students and faculty, attract new sources of funding, and increase the support of alumni, business, and local communities. 


For more information on UCM's commitment refer to:


Energy Savings Contractor (ESCO)