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Utah Colleges Join National Push for Climate-Neutral Campuses



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Three Utah colleges are joining 270 other schools in a national push to make their campuses climate-neutral.

Presidents from Utah State University, Weber State University and Westminster College have added their signatures to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment petition, which will be released next week.

The pledge is a dedication to research and education programs to end global warming.

Westminster College President Michael S. Bassis says climate change is a crisis that threatens the entire planet.

Westminster, Weber State and U-S-U each have existing programs to save on energy costs, reduce emissions and promote a healthier environment.

The petition began circulating among higher education leaders last year. ------ On the Net: www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org

Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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