Climate Commitment & Technical Reports

  • Pitzer College’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Climate Action Model
    • Divests virtually all College endowment investments in fossil fuel stocks by December 31, 2014
    • Develops an environmental, social and governance policy to guide endowment investment decisions
    • Creates the Pitzer Sustainability Fund within the endowment to make environmentally responsible investments
    • Targets a 25 percent reduction of the College’s carbon footprint from current levels by the end of 2016
    • Establishes a Campus Sustainability Taskforce to bolster on-campus measures to promote sustainability
  • Annual Reports to Pitzer College Board of Trustees
  • We Are Still In Coalition 
    • On December 19, 2016, President Oliver signed onto a letter developed by Second Nature and a diverse group of Higher Education Institutions that was sent to the new Congressional delegation and incoming Presidential transition team on January 17, 2017.  This letter urged them to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The full text of that letter can be seen here.  In light of President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement, President Oliver joined a grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today in declaring their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.  Read the full letter and learn more about the We Are Still In Coalition here.
  • Renewable Energy Certificates
    • In order to meet the goal of achieving a 25% reduction in emissions by the end of 2016 (as outlined in the Divestment Climate Action Model), Pitzer has contracted with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match nearly all of the College’s electricity usage during the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years.  These RECs are Green-e Energy certified and each REC represents the environmental benefits of 1-megawatt hour of renewable electricity generated and delivered to the power grid.  For more information about RECs, visit this website or watch this short video.
    • FY 2017
    • FY 2016



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