A total of 31 area college campuses have agreed to cut down on greenhouse emissions by 30% in accordance with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2030 Challenge. The schools—Barnard, Columbia, Cooper Union, Fordham, New York University, Pratt Institute, St. John’s, the New School and all 23 CUNY campuses—intend to one-up the Mayor and achieve their goal in 10 years, rather than 23. The challenge was issued by the Mayor as part of his PlaNYC initiative, first announced in December. As 2030 Challenge “partners,” each school will create an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions along with a plan for how to achieve reductions.

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