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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.

Into the woods

into_the_woodsDuring the summers of 2008 and 2009, a group of Boston College students conducted an inventory of the trees on the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses as part of the University’s effort to determine its overall carbon footprint.