Carbon Commitment

Second Nature, AASHE - Association for Sustainability in Higher Education, STARS- Sustainability Tracking and Rating System


The year PSC committed to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by.


Colleges and Universities signed on nation-wide.

“As the College of the Adirondacks,

it’s important that we take the extra steps necessary to protect the place we call home.

We are leader when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint,

and we want to make sure that what we do today makes sense for tomorrow.”

-Former Paul Smith’s College President, John Mills 

In April of 2007 Paul Smith’s College became the 70th signatory of the The Carbon Commitment, sponsored by Second Nature.

By signing the document, the college committed to eliminating our greenhouse gas emissions by 2029. Scroll down to see our current Climate Action Plan.

To view our bi-annual progress report and our carbon footprints for 2009 and 2011 please visit the Second Nature Climate Commitment website.

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In May of 2019 Paul Smith’s College because a STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) Certified Bronze College. Click here to view a copy of our full report on the AASHE (Association for Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS webpage.