|Submission Date||April 30, 2013|
College of Saint Benedict
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief summary of the climate plan’s long-term goals:
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2035.
A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
2015 - 10% reduction from 2005 baseline
2025 - 25%
2030 - 50%
2035 - 100%
Climate neutrality is defined as achieving a state where the operation of an entity has zero-net emission of greenhouse gases. The key word here is “net.” Since most forms of energy, many materials and waste all contribute to GHG emissions; it is highly unlikely that any institution will be able to achieve zero absolute emissions of GHG without the purchase of offsets.
Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
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