There are some things about the future that are unknown. Will flying cars be a real thing, can humans set up a colony on Mars, or will there ever be world peace? These are all possible things that may happen one day but are, for now, speculation. However, there is one thing that science is sure about: Earth’s climate is changing and the damage will be irreversible by 2030. This is why we all need to act now and it needs to start at the top. University of Portland is not only an influencer toward student behavior, but also the community that it is a part of. UP needs to set an example about being climate conscious and take much needed steps towards reducing its carbon footprint.