The Kalamazoo Climate Action Plan will build on a series of recent initiatives to establish a value system that has come to be recognized by its sustainability principles, i.e. the conscientious use of resources, thoughtful regard for the environment, and innovative use of materials and technologies. The plan applies these principles to the challenges of our time in ways that are ambitious and achievable, and that will allow Kalamazoo College to play a more visible leadership role in support of environmental sustainability as it conducts its operations, supports its faculty, and prepares its students to make their own contributions to a sustainable future.