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CAL MARITIME TO SIGN INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

(VALLEJO, Calif. – April 8, 2014) – As part of a University-wide commitment to environmental sustainability, Cal Maritime will become a signatory to the international Talloires Declaration.

The Declaration includes a ten point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations, and outreach at colleges and universities.

“Stewardship is an important aspect of life at Cal Maritime,” said President Tom Cropper. “We strive to be responsible stewards of our campus, our community, and our resources. Formalizing our commitment to environmental stewardship is an important and logical step for Cal Maritime.”

Composed in 1990 at an international conference in Talloires, France, the Talloires Declaration is the first official statement made by university administrators of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education. It has been signed by over 350 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries.

President Cropper will sign the Declaration in a short ceremony Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. For more information about the Talloires Declaration, visit www.ulsf.org.

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