Archive for Greenhouse Gas Emission

10th Annual Earth Hour Breakfast held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview

The Earth Hour Breakfast is a yearly event held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview aimed at bringing communities together to inspire action beyond Earth Hour through talks, presentations, and engaging activities.

Catholic Divestment Toolkit Launched

A groundbreaking new resource has been released to assist Catholic institutions in making decisions about their investments in fossil fuels. The toolkit, titled “Ethical Investments in an Era of Climate Change,” equips church leaders, financial officers, and other decision-makers to assess their investment decisions in the light of Catholic Social Teaching. It is the first global resource of its kind.

Boston College’s Student Government Calls for Divestment

The Student Assembly of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College passed a resolution calling upon the University to divest from existing funds in fossil fuel companies within the next five years. It also requests BC to immediately freeze any new or future investment in fossil fuel companies.

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.