Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Agnes Scott College
Tier2-1: Air Travel Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ashley Fournier
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have policies and/or programs in place to reduce emissions from air travel?:

A brief description of the policies and/or programs:

Agnes Scott College - Sustainable Travel Guidelines
(Approved by the Officers of the College)

As a signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Agnes Scott College is committed to reducing its carbon emissions. Air travel for conferences, athletic competitions, study-abroad programs, and other college related activities account for a large portion of the college’s carbon emissions related to transportation. We recognize the environmental impacts related to air travel and, therefore, encourage faculty, staff and students to:

• Examine all options for communication, education, and study before making a decision to travel long distances.
• Utilize teleconferencing and videoconferencing as an alternate for meeting in person.
• Determine if air travel is the most efficient and appropriate mode of transportation available. Trains and automobiles are often more energy efficient for trips that are less than 500 miles.
• Consider combining trips and traveling with co-workers when possible.

If air travel is the necessary travel option:
• Book direct flights and avoid flights that require connections.
• Utilize mass transit (trains, buses, light rail) when traveling between your destination and the airport.
• Keep detailed travel records for greenhouse gas inventory emissions reporting (include date, departure city/airport, destination city/airport, miles traveled, and method of transportation).

For more information about sustainable travel or assistance with travel record keeping, contact the Agnes Scott Office of Sustainability at sustainability@agnesscott.edu.

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