Going Greener '24 - Who We Are - Christopher Newport University
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Who We Are

Going Greener '24

A Note from President Kelly

We’re launching Going Greener ‘24 at CNU. It will be a year of initiatives, programs, research, faculty talks and more. We will highlight what we already do to counter climate change and take new, measurable steps to recycle more, use less energy, and move our campus toward being a model of sustainability.

This is the right thing to do for several good reasons. We will adopt new procedures and a new mindset that will position the University to succeed as our environment changes. We will save University funds through reduced energy use and materials consumption now and for years to come. As a member of a region that includes rivers, bays and an ocean, we will demonstrate that we are a good neighbor, eager to protect our beautiful corner of the world.

More than anything, though, Going Greener ‘24 is about caring for each other so that each of us, our loved ones and our children’s children, can enjoy long, healthy lives.

Areas of Focus:

  • Energy Sourcing and Usage
  • Recycling, Composting, Groundskeeping, Water, Waste Management
  • Education, Research, Campus Culture
  • Outreach, Communication, Alumni Involvement, Fundraising

How You Can Help

Watch this space for information about contributing your insight and passion to this effort. As Go Greener ‘24 gathers momentum, it will build on the foundation set by the Zero Carbon Task Force chaired by Prof. Benjamin Redekop and the University Sustainability Committee chaired by Brian Kelley.

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