Institute for Climate Action
Global climate change poses an unprecedented, urgent challenge to the natural environment and to the quality, even the continuance, of human life.
Franklin Pierce University’s Institute for Climate Action seeks to raise awareness of this challenge and promote efforts to meet it. The students, staff and faculty who comprise the Institute pursue these goals under the broad concept of sustainability, and work within three mission areas:
Education: Aid in the conceptualization and development of curriculum and instruction, together
with co- curricular programming, needed to prepare students to serve as responsible
citizens and leaders of their communities, and where appropriate as trained experts,
meeting the challenges of climate change.
Campus Operations and Culture: Assist in the planning, coordination, and assessment of best practices for climate action and sustainability in all aspects of campus operations, and take steps to build a campus-wide community attuned to the issues of climate change and actively seeking solutions, both large and small.
Outreach: Form partnerships with organizations and educational institutions in the local region and where feasible beyond with the purposes of sharing experience and expertise, opening internship opportunities for students, and building the strong networks needed to mobilize public will behind effective climate action. The Institute for Climate Action has subsumed much of the work of the former Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture.