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Simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint

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Recycling at Fordham

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Department of Intercampus Transportation Sustainability Initiatives

ram van header 2009_02(2)The Department of Intercampus Transportation (RamVan) is committed to Sustainability Initiatives at Fordham University. In 2011, the RamVan Office will be replacing many of its gas vans with diesel vans.  By 2015, the office plans to replace the entire fleet of gas vans with diesel vans, cutting the fleet’s emissions by 32%.

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University vehicles: Security vehicles will be 100 percent hybrid, with hybrids replacing internal combustion vehicles as the latter are retired.  The Grounds Department will be converting 50 percent of its vehicles to electric.

Food Services at Fordham

can_college_food_be_healthyFordham Hospitality Services and Sodexo have taken on a number of initiatives to improve sustainability within their operations and the services provided on campus. These include offering fair trade coffee in the Marketplace, removing trays from the kitchen to reduce water waste, and purchasing food from local growers.

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.