June 2, 2017
President Michael Schill reaffirmed the university’s commitment to sustainability following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord:
As national a leader in sustainability and environmental research and innovation, the University of Oregon recognizes that climate change is real and one of the defining scientific and social challenges of our times. The UO remains committed to leading and pioneering research and academic initiatives focused on finding creative solutions to the world’s environmental challenges. The UO will continue its efforts to advance sustainable stewardship of our resources, including promoting responsible purchasing, reducing green-house gas emissions, minimizing solid and hazardous waste production, and promoting sustainable and efficient campus planning and design.