Plan for a carbon-neutral campus
On May 15, 2011 Case Western Reserve University submitted its Climate Action Plan
as part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a
national initiative of higher education leaders working together to impact climate
change. President Barbara R. Snyder signed the commitment in 2008, in which
she pledged to develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce the university's carbon
footprint to net zero within 40 years.
"To say this goal is ambitious represents the height of understatement," Snyder
wrote in the opening letter of the Climate Action Plan. "But this institution will not
embrace anything less."
View the plan online at the ACUPCC website or download it here.
Do good, see good, do better
The university's sustainability initiatives need campuswide involvement and input to succeed. Individuals can make a
difference in a variety of ways, from assessing their personal carbon footprint to supporting the use of local
food in campus dining facilities.
The Climate Action Plan is a living document and will evolve as ideas and technology change. Offer your ideas on our discussion board or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CWRU submitted our first CAP report to the ACUPCC May 2013, view it here.
Subscribe to the Office for Sustainability e-newsletter by emailing email@example.com, view archives here.
- The national Recyclemania competition is every Feb - March. Click here, help the University compete.