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American University Achieved Carbon Neutrality Two Years Ahead of 2020 Target

  • American University (DC)

In 2018, American University became the first university, first research university, and first urban higher education campus to achieve carbon neutrality. This major goal was reached two years ahead of ...


Facilitating a World Climate Negotiation Simulation

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The World Climate Simulation has been run with over 35,000 people in nearly 80 countries to enable people to experience the dynamics of the UN climate negotiations. Join this ...

  • Posted April 26, 2018
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Getting to Zero: Integrating Carbon Neutrality Planning with a Campus Utility Master Plan at a Small Liberal Arts College

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Stone House Group (PA)

This presentation will cover how a small liberal arts college undertook an integrated Campus Utility Master Plan and Net Zero Carbon Strategy. It will explore how the Director of Sustainability ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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How to Drive the Transformation Change Needed in your Institution to Achieve Climate Neutrality

  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, Western society has been built on the use of fossil fuels. In fact, energy consumption per capita is higher in Canada and the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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How Middlebury College Achieved Carbon Neutrality

  • Middlebury College (VT)

This past winter, Middlebury College achieved an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality that had been officially set in 2007. When it became clear that the College’s initial of goal ...


Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Butte College (CA)
  • Ball State University (IN)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Delaware (DE)

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively ...

  • Posted March 14, 2017
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University of California's Presidential Initiative for Carbon Neutrality: A Multi-Institutional, Multi-Dimensional Perspective

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

The 2014 UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative builds on pioneering work on climate research to make all ten campuses carbon neutral in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025. All UC ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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F#!% Carbon Neutrality: Engaging Higher Education in Climate Policy

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Bard College (NY)
  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby (CA)

Since the inception of the campus sustainability movement, the pursuit of carbon neutrality has been the dominant strategy for institutions that have signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment as well as ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference Model: White Paper & Practical Guide

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

This document was created to help stage nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) conferences based on a model first implemented at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in May of 2016 (visit conference website). Compared ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2016
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Report: Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035

  • Cornell University (NY)

Created by the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group at Cornell University to better inform decision-making on reaching carbon neutrality by 2035. The report focuses on cost-benefit analysis of solutions to ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2016
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Climate & Energy Strategy

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

UC Santa Cruz convenes staff, students and faculty to discuss how to meet the UC systemwide goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 and next steps for implementation of the ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Achieving Carbon Neutrality at UCSB by 2025: A Critical Analysis of Technological and Financial Strategies

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

In 2013, University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano established the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI), a commitment to eliminate all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025. As one ...

  • Posted July 28, 2016
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UCSC Climate & Energy Strategy- A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2025

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Over the past 18 months, UCSC has been implementing a process to develop a comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy (CES) to support its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025 ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Carbon Neutrality at Université Laval

  • Universite Laval (QC)

As the first voluntarily carbon neutral university in Canada, Université Laval (UL) made sure its process was transparent so that any organization looking to combat climate change could refer to ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Carbon Neutral ExpoSaludable Fair Event in Bolivia

  • Berea College (KY)

We calculated the carbon emissions released during the ExpoSaludable fair in Bolivia to offset our footprint by planting trees in Santa Cruz, the city where the event takes place. The ...


UC Cool Campus Challenge

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

In the fall of 2015, the Cool Campus Challenge (CCC) engaged nearly 20,000 staff, students and faculty at the University of California (UC) in an online pledge campaign aimed ...


Renewable Energy at Harvey Mudd: The Design, Construction and Life Cycle Analysis of a Solar-Powered ParaSOL

  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Colleges across the country are beginning to integrate renewable technologies on their campuses. Privately and publicly funded projects have brought large solar arrays to parking lots and rooftops, but have ...


Internal Carbon Accounting at a Small Liberal Arts College

  • Vassar College (NY)

As colleges and universities pursue greenhouse gas reductions, it has become clear that some

approach is necessary for putting a price on carbon emissions and communicating that cost to energy ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Fossil Fuel Free Fish House

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

For the past year, the Bemidji State University Sustainability Office has been working with several partners to create a fossil fuel-free fish house. The house will eventually be placed on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making Carbon Neutrality a Reality at Cornell

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell's 2035 neutrality goal is motivated by the belief that we have a responsibility to generate global solutions while addressing our own emissions by developing and demonstrating scalable solutions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Toward Carbon Neutrality: Université Laval’s voluntary GHG offset program

  • Universite Laval (QC)

Université Laval in Québec City is the oldest French-language university in North America. UL has some 45,000 students and 10,000 employees, offers over 400 programs, and is one ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Should Higher Education Go Carbon Neutral?: A Look at Forest Carbon

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Nearly 700 signatories to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have voluntarily committed to taking measurable steps towards climate neutrality. For a college or university to achieve ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Passport to carbon neutrality: study abroad and voluntary offsets

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver is uniquely situated near a thriving downtown and in the shadow of the stunning peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Studying abroad enhances and shapes the undergraduate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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ASU Carbon Neutrality: Go BIG or Watch Everyone Else Pass You By - Campus Energy Efficiency at Scale

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)

Universities and Colleges are leading the way toward a carbon neutral future for all of us. Arizona State University is an inspirational example of a campus on the frontlines of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Managing Campus Forests to Meet Carbon Neutrality Goals at Colgate University

  • Colgate University (NY)

Deforestation, land use changes and poor land management practices are major contributors to global climate change. Alternatively, sustainable forest management and conservation of open lands must be an important part ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Neutral Research Campuses: Center of Excellence Provides Resources to Achieve Climate Neutrality

  • Cornell University (NY)

A new climate action resource center illustrates the full range of campus climate action options with technical resource links and leading examples of implementation. Climate Neutral: Research Campuses has been ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Climate Neutrality by Building Local Partnerships: Local & High Quality Offset Purchasing

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College provides its students with opportunities to explore the meaning and significance of climate neutrality and encourages students to be engaged in the process of helping the College ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Neutrality, Zero Net Energy Campuses, and Climate Action Plans - OH MY!

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (MA)

As the number of signatories to the American College and University President's Climate Commitment increases and Sustainability Teams effectively strengthen the trend for Climate Action Plans that target Carbon ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Eating our way to Carbon Neutral

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

At Northern Arizona University, Campus Dinning and the Office of Sustainability are teaming up with students, faculty, and staff to create a culture of food sustainability engrained into our curriculum ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Going carbon neutral: What an experience!

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Becoming a carbon neutral campus not only demonstrates excellent progress towards sustainability but is also a phenomenal learning tool for students, faculty, staff and the greater University community. Energy management ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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goBEYOND: Student-led Initiatives to Bring Campuses Beyond Climate Neutral

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

How can we do more to solve the problems of climate change than we do to cause them? This is the question that inspired a small group of students to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Neutrality & Land Grant Universities: Resources, Challenges, and Cooperative Solutions

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Second Nature (MA)

This workshop will focus on the unique resources and challenges faced by the Land-grant Universities (LGU) as they commit to, and develop plans to become carbon neutral. There are 106 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pulling it all together: a comprehensive approach to climate neutrality

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Reaching the goal of climate neutrality requires universities to do many things at once. As such, the University at Buffalo has chosen an explicitly comprehensive and integrated approach to climate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Neutral Research Campuses

  • Alliance for Sustainable Energy (CO)

Climate Neutral: Research Campuses

Center of Excellence Provides Resources to Achieve Climate Neutrality

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A new climate action resource center illustrates the full range of campus climate action options with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Northern BC Campus Bio-energy System

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

The University of Northern BC (UNBC) is located in Prince George, BC - Canada. The main campus of UNBC was opened in 1994 and currently hosts a student enrollment, faculty and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Carbon Neutrality as a Pedagogical Tool

  • Calvin College (MI)

We asked our students a simple question, "What would it take to make our campus carbon neutral?" They discovered that on-campus sequestration potential is minimal, despite a 90-acre campus forest ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mega University - Two Roads, One Path To Climate Neutrality

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Florida (FL)

The University of Florida and Arizona State University both enjoy grassroots support and top level leadership for sustainability. With 55 and 65 thousand students respectively, the development of a campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free by 2050

  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (MD)

Sustainability can only come if we can bring the CO2 content of our atmosphere back within safe limits. This will require large reduction in CO2 emissions from the industrialized nations ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Independence/ Carbon Neutral

  • Los Angeles Community College District (CA)

The Los Angeles Community College District's $2.2 billion program for new construction and modernization incorporates a plan to enhance existing non-fossil fuel self-generation resources and building new green ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Planning to Move Beyond Climate-neutral: Supporting Students in Catalyzing Change.

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The need for comprehensive, integrated climate action is offering new avenues for collaboration and the formation of new partnerships. Nowhere is this more visible than on campuses, where collaboration among ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Creating a Carbon Footprint Baseline to Achieving Climate Neutrality: A Structured Approach to Meeting your ACUPCC Goals

  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)
  • City of Saint Anthony Village (MN)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

Panelists will discuss how their ACUPCC activities have been couched within a broader master planning context, an energy management program context, and a dedicated process focused on meeting the terms ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Small-Scale Approach to Campus Climate Neutrality: Existing Buildings

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

One of the most provocative environmental initiatives to arise in recent years is the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, through which over 500 university presidents have agreed to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UBC Okanagan Campus Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality: Geothermal District Energy System

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The purpose of this brief is to share information about UBC Okanagan's campus roadmap to carbon neutrality, featuring the Geothermal District Energy System and related green building strategies.

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  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Analysis of Student Behaviors Impacting Carbon Emissions Through Community Based Social Marketing Research

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Academic institutions cannot achieve climate neutrality through technology alone; members of the college community must also be engaged in creating a culture of sustainability. This research project employed a community-based ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Envisioning the Carbon-Neutral Campus: Planning for Reduced Energy Consumption at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Four practices impacting campus carbon neutrality are increasingly common at Colleges and Universities in the United States: faculty and students are engaging in hands-on sustainability curriculum, facilities personnel are analyzing ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Campus Climate Neutrality -- Yes We Can! It's a Big Challenge, But Here's How to Do it

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)

As the challenges sink in, those charged with achieving climate neutrality maybe wondering how to achieve it. The author provides and in depth, step-by-step plan on how to get there.

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

More than 400 colleges and universities have committed to addressing climate change in a meaningful way, including exploring strategies for becoming climate neutral. Since there is no blueprint for achieving ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Carbon Neutral U

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)

In the age of global warming, the greening of the American college campus is a largely grassroots effort driven by students, faculty, and in-house staff dedicated to sustainable thinking.

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Striving for Climate Neutrality on Campus: 7 Steps to Writing a Climate Action Plan for a Reduced Carbon Footprint

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

A climate action plan (CAP) is a university-sanctioned strategic infrastructure planning document that provides a roadmap for achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. It provides the decision-making framework to ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Calvin College Carbon Neutrality Project

  • Calvin College (MI)

In Fall 2007, students in two capstone courses at Calvin College were challenged with the question "What would it take to make Calvin College carbon neutral?" Twenty-four Engineering and Biology ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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