Macalester College is part of a broader sustainability movement in college and university campuses. Macalester College presidents have signed the following sustainability commitments. We track the implementation of these commitments through the college-wide Sustainability Plan

American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (2007) 

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Signed by President Rosenberg 
Climate Neutral (no net greenhouse gas emissions) by 2025 
Incorporate sustainability and climate issues into our curriculum 
The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is an initiative of the non-profit Second Nature.  As a signatory of the commitment, Macalester makes annual climate progress reports available to the public.

Real Food Campus Commitment (2012) 

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Signed by President Rosenberg 
Commits college to purchasing 30% real food by 2020
Real food is local, community-based, fair trade, humane, and/or ecologically sound
Visit the Real Food Campus Commitment Website to learn more about the initiative. 
Find out more about Real Food At Macalester.

Commitment To Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions (2012)

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Signed by President Rosenberg 
Full title - Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions on the Occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
The Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions ties Macalester's commitment to internationalism to its sustainability goals. 

American Campuses Act on Climate Change (2015)

American Campuses Act on Climate Change is a White House initiative signed by President Rosenberg 
Further commits Macalester to become Carbon Neutral by 2020
Integrates carbon neutrality and sustainability into the curriculum at Macalester 

Talloires Declaration (2000) 

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Signed by President McPherson 
First official commitment to environmental sustainability in higher ed
10 point action plan for incorporating environmental sustainability in teaching, research, operations and outreach