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Implementation Profile for University of Arizona

Submitted on August 22, 2009; last updated on November 4, 2015

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Doctorate Granting
Control Public
Location Tucson, AZ
Community Setting Large city
USDOE Climate Zone 2
Current President or Chancellor's Name Ann W Hart
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Implementation Liaison's Name Ben Champion
Implementation Liaison's Title Director, Office of Sustainability
Implementation Liaison's Department UA Office of Sustainability
Institutional Format Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 11-20
Stakeholder Groups Represented Community Leaders, Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description In September 2007, former President Robert Shelton affirmed the University's commitment to sustainability by establishing the Campus Sustainability Committee. In June 2010 a transition team was established to transform Campus Sustainability given new funding and the anticipation of additional programs. The Transition team recommended establishing a presidential advisory council, a central office of sustainability, and a committee to manage a sustainability fund. All three were implemented in the fall of 2010. In 2012 the University submitted its first Climate Action Plan, articulating strategies across a range of functional areas of the University. In October 2015, current President Ann Weaver Hart signed the new Second Nature Climate Commitment. Efforts are underway to develop an internal process for development of an updated Climate Action Plan that includes climate resilience and updated carbon reduction goals. More information can be found at
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
Tucson Climate Change Committee - official City of Tucson advisory committee to Mayor and City Council