American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

Former Colby President Bro Adams was one of more than 600 college presidents who signed the commitment pledge to exercise leadership by modeling ways to integrate sustainability into campus operations, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide students with the knowledge they need to work toward climate neutrality. Learn More >

Governor’s Climate Challenge

Colby met the Governor’s Carbon Challenge, which stipulated that we should, by 2010, reduce our emissions from 1990 levels by 9 percent. Two years before the deadline, Colby reduced emissions by 32 percent (10.6% net decrease).

Carbon Neutrality Pledge

Colby’s 2010 Colby College Climate Action Plan committed the College to being carbon neutral by 2015 – but we achieved our goal two years early, in 2013.