20 Apr '15, 8pm

Colleges making progress — and #money — on their #carbon commitments..

Colleges Making Progress—and Money—on Their Carbon Commitments Schools that have signed the Presidents’ Climate Commitment have had some success but still need to cut emissions in half by 2031. By Candace Pearson In its progress report, the College for the Holy Cross reported a 41% decrease in gross greenhouse gas emissions from 2007—mostly due to purchasing electricity from hydropower sources and building new construction to LEED specifications. Photo: George Rypysc III. License: CC BY SA 3.0 Progress is being made at the 675 colleges and universities that have signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment since its launch in 2007 , according to an update from the organization. The pledge sets interim reduction targets to cut gross greenhouse gas emissions 14.4 million metric tons by 2031. Cumulative reductions to date total 1.9 million metric to...

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