The third annual Climate Leadership Awards are currently underway, and there is still time for you to participate. The awards are given to colleges and universities across the U.S. that have shown leadership in the innovative techniques and programs used to "transition society to a clean, just, and sustainable future."
Each of the Climate Leadership Awards 20 finalists have produced a short video highlighting their climate innovation on campus. And now it's up to you to decide which schools will get the prize: top schools will have the opportunity to be featured at the GW Moving the Planet Forward conference this month at George Washington University as well as in blog posts on the Huffington Post and National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge blog.
Then, in May, the steering committee from the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), an agreement among nearly 700 colleges and universities to promote sustainability through teaching and action, will select the official 2012 Climate Leadership Award winners. One to two institutions from each Carnegie Classification will receive an award, which will be announced during the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C., on June 21 and 22.
Here is the full list of finalists for the 2012 Climate Leadership Awards:
Doctorate Granting University
Arizona State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
New York University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of South Florida
Master’s Colleges & Universities
Florida Gulf Coast University
Goddard College in Vermont
University of Central Missouri
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Allegheny College in Pennsylvania
Carleton College in Minnesota
Luther College in Iowa
Spelman College in Georgia
Austin Community College District in Texas
Chandler–Gilbert Community College in Arizona
Glendale Community College in Arizona
Haywood Community College in North Carolina
Special Focus Institutions/Other
Pratt Institute and PALS in New York
SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York
University of California System
Public voting ends on April 14, so go head over to PlanetForward.org to pick your favorite.