UW-Green Bay is asking the campus community for help in furthering its earth-friendly efforts through review of the University’s Climate Action Plan.
From Monday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 30, students, faculty and staff will be able to view a draft of the plan and offer feedback on its contents. The Climate Action Plan is a key part of UW-Green Bay’s participation in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a coalition of schools that are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting research and educational efforts around sustainability.
The Climate Action Plan was developed in part with student capstone project research and content, and has been reviewed by UW-Green Bay’s Sustainability Committee. It covers a variety of areas, including a brief history of UW-Green Bay and its ACUPCC participation, a campus greenhouse gas inventory and interim and long-term goals.
“This UWGB Climate Action Plan is just the first brick being laid in a long path working toward achieving climate neutrality by 2050,” said Laurie Case, UW-Green Bay sustainability coordinator. “This initial plan really focuses on what we can do in the short term to reduce the campus carbon footprint through changing our behaviors. This includes a range of efforts, from ridesharing using Zimride to reducing, reusing and recycling more. The campus Sustainability Committee will also continue to look at implementing cost-effective methods to become even more energy efficient and lower the campus greenhouse gas emissions.”
The Climate Action Plan is designed to be a “living” document that UW-Green Bay regularly will update as its sustainability efforts continue to improve. Feedback from the draft plan (attached as pdf ACUPCC Climate Action Plan-Draft) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on ACUPCC is available at www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/.