More About the Competition: Spelman College has been named a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award finalist for its sustainability initiative, "Sustainable Spelman."
The Climate Leadership Awards highlight campus innovation and climate leadership to transition society to a clean, just and sustainable future. The competition is held in partnership with PlanetForward, the web to television initiative that asks citizens and experts to share energy, climate and sustainability innovations and highlights the leadership of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment network.
To win the video portion of the competition, Spelman needs your help! Go to the the PlanetForward website daily through April 4, and vote for Spelman's sustainability video. The videos with the top votes will be featured in one of PlanetForward's regular contributions to The Huffington Post. Award winners will be announced at the 2012 Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C., June 21-22.
A Choice to Change the World “A choice to change the world also means taking responsibility for the ways each of us is always changing the world - and not always for the better – through our excessive consumption of the world’s resources. Understanding our own environmental impact and seeking to reduce it is a choice that all of us can make every day.”
Opening Convocation Speech by President Beverly Daniel Tatum August 30, 2007
Spelman's 'Strengthening the Core'
Strategic Plan for 2015:
Global Perspective, by working to achieve a "Greener" Spelman
Operational excellence, which will create an optimal experience for all campus visitors
Accountability evident in greater cross-institutional cooperation, improved efficiency, and consistently excellent service
Leadership opportunities, including professional development and training, for continued growth and development
Service and community engagement beyond our gates
Because the "G" in Spelman's Strategic Plan represents Global Perspective, by working to achieve a “greener” Spelman, we are currently involved in a number of initiatives to create a more environmentally sustainable campus. Spelman College is committed to establish Spelman as a model academic institution in this regard, and our leadership will affect lives
positive social change.