On Nov. 19, President Anderson will visit the White House. The event held in Washington D.C. is meant to show Millersville University’s support for action on climate change.
This is the first time Anderson is invited to the White House. In the past, he was invited to Senate and House of Representatives. The invitation came on Nov. 9.
Anderson was extended the invitation along with other higher education leaders to explain the role sustainability on college campuses. Millersville students are able to participate in the White House Act on Climate Pledge. They are able to join the livestream broadcast of the event in the SMC Atrium between 1 to 3 pm on Nov. 19.
Anderson is interested in the role that students play in future of the planet. He believes in ensuring sustainability of the world’s environment. Anderson explains often environmental issues cannot be separated from poverty and politics.
This visit is in tandem with Millersville’s goals to move toward a carbon neutral campus. This is outlined in Our Bold Path, the strategic plan of the university.
There will be a series of briefings in December about a Climate Action Plan for the campus being formulated. The Climate Action Plan Subcommittee will outline the goals of the plan. Students are encouraged to ask questions about the subcommittee’s goals. The dates will soon be announced.