California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Program
Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience
Years
2020-Present
Case Type
Program Stories
School Size
Greater than 20000
Focus Areas
Research, Sustainability
Discipline
Engineering, Environmental Sciences
Region
EPA Region 9, USA

Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience

Website | https://climate.calpoly.edu/

ICLR was created to organize and amplify sustainability-related activities on the academic side of campus. It is a grassroots effort of the faculty, following a self-study by the College of Engineering to determine whether or not sustainability is a good overarching strategic framework for the college, and a follow up campus-wide report on Cal Poly’s role in climate change. The Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience is currently working on becoming the Institute for Climate Leadership and Resilience, following university policy. Its focus is on coordinating community-based service learning projects (following EPIC), developing curricula, organizing educational events, and supporting foundational research and entrepreneurial efforts. ICLR eventually hopes to create a new major in Applied Climate Science.

The mission of ICLR is to train the climate leaders of tomorrow by helping communities attain their sustainability goals today.

Fun Facts about ICLR

ICLR was kickstarted with an internal Strategic Research Initiatives grant, and has since received funding from Central Coast Community Energy (the local CCA), Sierra Club, and Guttman & Blaevoet. ICLR works in conjunction with the SLO Climate Coalition and the Central Coast Economic Recovery Initiative.

Year Program Established | 2020
Country | US
Federal Region of Program | 9

Public or Private Institution | Public
Number of students at institution | 21,000

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https://climate.calpoly.edu/about-us

Contact Info

Erin Pearse
Director of the Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience
(805) 756-5558
epearse@calpoly.edu
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