Archive for Greenhouse Gas Emission

Climate Action Plan

The Earth seen from Apollo 17Seattle University is a charter signatory of the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment. We believe higher education must educate students and conduct research to develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse global warming and lead byexample to reduce our campus’s operational emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

500-graphtrajectoryEnergy use is a major contributor to the University’s greenhouse gas emissions.Santa Clara University is a Charter Signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. We developed a Climate Neutrality Action Plan in 2010, and have a goal to achieve Climate Neutrality by the end of 2015.

Energy and Climate

carbon_fp1The university’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and emissions estimate calculates annual emissions beginning in fiscal year 2006 (FY 2006). Also known as a “carbon footprint” assessment, this estimate includes an initial baseline (in our case FY 2006) from which to measure progress, and provides annual updates as we track our progress toward our university-wide climate goals.