Tag Archives: Climate Change

Sustainability: Tell President Obama to join the conversation on climate!

Sierra Club Tens of thousands of Americans have joined the conversation on climate, both online as well as in living rooms, in townhalls and churches, and at film screenings and rallies. The momentum is building, and there have been dozens of events in just the last few weeks. Ask the president to join the national [...]

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A Green Initiative

By: Andi Hinnenkamp Father Schlegel signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2010 and Fr. Lannon will now carry on this commitment. Considering that over 600 schools’ presidents signed the initiative, it is not a big surprise that Creighton, as a Jesuit institution, was one of the signatories. What is surprising [...]

Thank President Obama for Protecting the Polar Bears!

Sierra Club Shell Oil has been forced to abandon its plans to drill in the Polar Bear Seas this year! From not meeting its Clean Air permits to a damaged oil spill containment dome, Shell showed that it couldn’t drill safely. The passionate advocacy of millions of people played a big part in making sure [...]

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“Creighton’s Climate Action Plan” part of the Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series.

A discussion with lead consultant Becky Fedak of the Brendle Group When: Tuesday, September 25,12:30-1:30 Where: Harper Center 3029 What: Becky Fedak of the Brendle Group will present on Creighton’s plan to fulfill its pledge to become carbon neutral. Creighton made this pledge when President Fr. Schlegel, SJ signed the American College and University Presidents’ [...]

Sustainability: Thank the White House for increasing fuel efficiency standards

Sierra Club This month, the Obama administration finalized fuel efficiency and carbon-pollution standards for new vehicles. The new plan is committed to having the average new car get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 which will double the current fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution from new vehicles in half. This is the biggest step [...]

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Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Did you know that Creighton is a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment? In short, this committed the university to developing a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality at some point in the future. More information on the Commitment and the strides Creighton’s made can be found at: http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability/acupcc/index.php The Climate [...]

Green Bag Lunch on Climate Refugees

“Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”, a Green Bag Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Creighton Sustainability Council. Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton University (Harper Center, Room 2060) In celebration of EARTH DAY, the Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. This lunch features two student [...]

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Sustainability: Tell President Obama We Need Clean Energy, Not Tar Sands Oil

Last week, President Obama announced plans to fast-track the southern portion of the dirty Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas. This wrongheaded decision to send the world’s dirtiest oil through America will do nothing to lower gas prices, and only helps the richest oil companies get richer. President Obama [...]