UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander made an announcement to the UW-Green Bay community on April 14, 2021 committing the University to take the path toward carbon neutrality. He outlined these steps:
- Within the next two months, we will create institutional structures to guide the development and implementation of the plan.
- Within one year, we will complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and identify near-term opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction.
- Within two years, we will have a target date for achieving carbon neutrality, interim dates for meeting milestones to achieve our goal, mechanisms and indicators to track our progress, actions to make carbon neutrality part of the educational experiences of all students, and actions to expand research in carbon neutrality.
- We will make our progress to the goal of carbon neutrality publicly available.
“In 1971, Newsweek designated UW-Green Bay as the initial ‘Eco U.’ We need to continue to earn that name. As a regional comprehensive, it is our mission to solve problems for our region, be a leader in sustainability efforts, and ensure that our communities in Northeast Wisconsin can thrive together in respectful relationship with the natural world for generations to come. I look forward to working with you all towards achieving this goal and thank our Sustainability Committee for moving us down this path,” Alexander said.