ANNUAL CARBON EMISSIONS AND GOALS
When the university published its first climate action plan in 2010, we adopted a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. For several years, the university purchased renewable energy credits through our electric utility. The university discontinued this practice in order to focus resources on strategies to reduce the consumption of energy on campus. In the past decade, the university has reduced emissions by 37% by implementing a variety of energy conservation measures in new and existing buildings. This plan reaffirms the university's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 and proposes several goals and strategies that will advance the university's progress. These include • Implementing energy conservation measures in existing buildings • Pursuing LEED certification for new buildings • Reducing emissions from university-owned vehicles • Reducing emissions from student and employee commutes • Offsetting emissions from study abroad air travel Collectively, the goals and actions in this plan will set the university on a course to reduce annual carbon emissions by 50% below 2007 emissions by 2024.
2035 CARBON NEUTRAL 13
Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO 2 e)
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