Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
OP-T2-1: Air Travel Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lea Lupkin
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

The Brandeis Climate Action Plan v. 1 published in Sept. 2009 addresses this topic. The goal is to reduce Air Travel GHG emissions by 15% by 2015. Some air travel is unavoidable; in this case, the use of carbon offsets is appropriate.

Teleconference Equipment: Encourage the use of teleconference equipment provided by
Library and Technology Services through trainings. Alternative Travel Policy: Encourage staff and faculty to use public transit for short business trips. Partner with AMTRAK and bus providers to highlight discounts Offset Policy: (Long Term) By 2020 require departments to purchase offsets for air travel. These offsets are affordable and can be as low as $10 a cross country flight. Study Abroad: Students can be engaged to study the amount of air travel from study abroad trips, and work to offset these emission sources.

The website URL where information about the policies and/or programs is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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