March 12, 2012: letter to UD President Harker in support of the Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions
In honor of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June of this year, the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club encourages the University of Delaware to acknowledge the responsibility of institutions of higher education to the pursuit of sustainability by signing the “Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions on the Occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.”
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club encourages the Community Involvement Advisory Council to support the Delaware City Bucket Brigade.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club joins the Brandywine Sprouts in support of a statewide ban in Delaware on the provision by retail stores of free non-biodegradable, single-use plastic bags, and we urge statewide elected officials to pass legislation to that effect. This action will promote the health and safety of wildlife, watersheds, coastal ecosystems and marine environments. It will also protect the natural beauty of our communities, conserve our oil supply, increase the longevity of landfill space, and reduce trash management costs to taxpayers.