As a signatory of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, the university is required to develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP). This plan requires the university to conduct a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory to measure and define its yearly contribution to climate change. In partnership with the IGERT Program in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure at the university, a comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory was conceived that revealed:
With this information in hand, the Chancellor’s Advisory Task Force on Sustainability is developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will provide a 20 percent reduction from the 2006/2007 baseline through:
This site will serve as a transparent gateway into climate action planning at the university and will be updated as the CAP and specific projects are developed. An Executive Summary of the university Climate Action Plan is available here.