Cornell University President David Skorton arrived at Duffield Hall Feb. 28 in a battery-operated Global Electric Motorcar -- a small red vehicle resembling an enclosed golf cart. His Earth-friendly mode of transportation fit perfectly with his mission: to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his pledge to reduce Cornell's energy footprint.

On Feb. 22, 2007, Skorton signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (PCC) following heavy lobbying by the student environmental group Kyoto Now!