Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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Edmonds Community College
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alison Pugh
Sustainability Researcher
Workforce Development & Training
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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:

By 2050, reduce emissions the greater of: 57.5% below 2005 levels, or 70% below business as usual levels projected for 2050. The following strategies will be pursued per the Edmonds Community College Climate Action Plan: Buildings and Energy Use - Build New Construction to Green Building Standards, Retrofit Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency, Improve Lighting Efficiency, Improve Building Operations Efficiency, Produce On-Site Renewable Energy, Monitor Building Performance, Improve energy efficiency in IT, Improve office appliance efficiency, Improve efficiency of facilities use/scheduling, Purchase green energy to offset energy use, Outreach and education to students, faculty, and staff about energy conservation; Transportation - Discourage idling of engines in parking lots, Reduce fuel use/mileage in fleet, Change fuel mix in fleet, Decrease single occupancy vehicle (SOV) driving to campus by providing alternate commute options, Market/promote/incentivize alternate commute options, Encourage use of alternative vehicles, Track transportation usage, Decrease college travel miles; Materials Management , Increase composting across campus, Increase recycling across campus, Recycle or reuse all surplus materials, Create policy and culture to reduce paper use, Increase green purchasing, Eliminate plastic water bottles and bags, Provide a framework for campus grounds that thrive, Evaluate alternatives for wastes produced by academic activities; Food - Divert waste from the landfill, Increase use of local/organic foods on campus, Recycle cooking oil, Encourage healthy living by cooking and eating healthy foods.

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

By 2020, reduce emissions 15% below 2005 levels.

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:

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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