If we’re ever to make a difference with respect to living in symbiosis with our planet, the “elders” of our global society need to start imparting any and all wisdom we have on sustainable living to those who can truly make a difference - the youth of the world.
So NextLife has been working closely with local community partner and member of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Florida Atlantic University (FAU), to assist in the education of its students with respect to sustainability.
Now, we’re taking it a step further - with the help of our environmental sciences partner, Ciba Expert Services, NextLife is donating the time, resources and specialization to offer the FAU faculty, staff and student body a quantifiable assessment of their collective environmental impact through a lifecycle assessment. Under the guiding hand of NextLife and Ciba Expert Services, FAU faculty and students will work with staff from various FAU departments, such as maintenance, housing, engineering and physical plant, to collect data on water and energy consumption, waste management and greenhouse gas emissions. The findings will then be summarized in the NextLife “Environmental Impact Report,” that will help FAU identify and make the necessary changes to help reduce the campus’ overall eco-footprint. NextLife will then provide FAU with its own Environmental Index to clearly and visably show faculty, staff, the ACUPCC, students and prospective students its commitment to the environment. Talk about getting an education!
Both NextLife and FAU are hopeful that other colleges and members of ACUPCC will look at this “partnership for the planet” as a true lesson in sustainability.
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