Tag Archive for Carbon footprint

Climate Neutrality

scuSanta Clara University is a Charter Signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. We first developed a Climate Neutrality Action Plan in 2010, updated the plan into two parts in 2015, and have the current goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020 for scopes 1 and 2 (natural gas and electricity, respectively), and by 2029, scope 3, indirect greenhouse gas emissions from University funded travel and commutes.

A guide to environment audits

150910environmentThe Province’s Reconciliation with Creation: A Survey of Environmental Activities has shown that many Jesuit works in Australia have already incorporated audits into their environmental program. Others are seeking to do a comprehensive analysis of their carbon footprint in the future.

Many Jesuit and partnered schools have already gone down the path of implementing an audit system for their school communities.

Simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint

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Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reductions

planycFordham University has enthusiastically accepted Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce the University’s carbon dioxide footprint by 30 percent over the next decade, as part of PlaNYC’s expressed goal of making New York one of the world’s leaders in combating climate change. Fordham has pledged to increase the energy efficiency of its campus buildings and make a 30 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2017.

Holy Cross Finalizes Carbon Neutral Plan

collage of the holy crossRev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, today announced Holy Cross’ Climate Action Plan, which documents the College’s commitment to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions and outlines initiatives designed to achieve an overall goal of climate neutrality.

Close up

close-upThe trees scattered across Boston College’s landscape do not appear on the school’s balance sheet, but the University would be poorer without them. Literally. The 4,615 specimens counted and measured on the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses by student researchers during the summers of 2008 and 2009 reduce air-conditioning costs with their shade and lower heating costs by buffering winds, remove airborne pollutants, and prevent erosion.