FARGO — MSUM is making a commitment to go completely carbon neutral.

University President Anne Blackhurst, along with the student government, signed the action commitment yesterday on Earth Day.

The agreement means the university will work to completely offset it's carbon footprint to help the planet.

The university will form a sustainability action group composed of both students and faculty to develop the plan of how to neutralize it's carbon footprint within one academic year.

President Blackhurst says students have been pushing for the university to commit to carbon neutral for about two years.

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"I think that they are extremely concerned about the future of our world and they feel an obligation to exert leadership to leave our world a better place for the generation that come after us."

The university will also work to develop sustainability internships for students as part of the commitment.