California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
UniversityCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
ProgramInitiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience
Case TypeProgram Stories
School SizeGreater than 20000
Focus AreasResearch, Sustainability
DisciplineEngineering, Environmental Sciences
RegionEPA 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
Director of the Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience
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