Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.17
Liaison Jeane Pope
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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DePauw University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carol Steele
Sustainability Director
Academic Affairs
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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:

DePauw has a long-term goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. To reach that primary long-term goal, we will attend to nine specific goals:

Goal 1: Expand and Enhance Sustainability-related Curricular Opportunities

Goal 2: Expand and Enhance Sustainability-related Cocurricular

Goal 3: Create a Campus-wide Culture of Conservation

Goal 4: Continue Improvements to Energy Efficiency

Goal 5: Create a More Sustainable Campus Transportation System

Goal 6: Invest in Renewable Energy Projects

Goal 7: Review University investment opportunities to include Sustainability-related funds

Goal 8: Enhance Sustainability Service Opportunities and Create Local Carbon Offset Projects and Programs

Goal 9: Serve as a Regional Leader in the Comprehensive Promotion of Sustainability

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:

We will focus on three sectors to address short-term goals. At the same time, we will continuously work to create a well-developed long-term focus.The three sectors are as follows: Curricular & Cocurricular Education, Facilities & Operations, and Community & Communication. Our entire community contributed to a list of projects for each of the sectors that are integrated in a graphic timeline as well as the content of our Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:
Scope 1, 2 and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
68% by 2020 + 15% by 2030 + 17% between 2030 and 2040. Our goal is to get to carbon neutrality by 2040.

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
April 25, 2010

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
38, 741 metric tons of CO2

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
April 25, 2040

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:

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