By Dan Shapley
Nine universities in New York City, encompassing 38 million square feet of building space, have agreed to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent. And they've vowed to do it in 10 years -- well ahead of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's goal of reducing the city's overall emissions 30 percent by 2030. Universities are incubators for the future. The next generation of business leaders, artists, leaders of the not-for-profit world and government workers and politicians will pass through America's university system -- including a not insubstantial percentage doing so in New York. That fact compounds the returns on this investment, according to a story in the June 7 Newsday.