Alfred State has signed the “Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions,” joining almost 200 other college and universities worldwide. It is one of many voluntary commitments to support sustainability initiatives made as part of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which began meeting on June 20.
“Signing this document demonstrates our strong and continued commitment to sustainability, which we hope will be matched by the participants in the Rio+20 meetings,” said John M. Anderson, president of Alfred State.
By pledging to instruct and encourage research on sustainable concepts, adopt sustainable practices on campus, support such efforts in the community, and engage with international networks to share results, the college reaffirms its existing commitment to technologies and concepts that support a sustainable future. Alfred State already hosts a number of related efforts and objectives, including:
- The Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (www.uncsd2012.org]