Institution Benefits And Responsibilities

Participating in the Cool Community Corps is a powerful way for the hundreds of colleges and universities that have signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to fulfill the educational and community engagement aspects of the commitment. It provides a platform for offering a valuable service to the local community and helps foster positive “town-grown” relationships. And it enables a college or university to be on the cutting edge of concrete action to abate global warming. The Cool Community Corps can also be organized in high schools and environmental clubs.

The two primary ways to set up a Cool Community Corps are either as a for-credit service-learning program or as an extracurricular activity of an environmental club or youth chapter of an existing environmental organization.