Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
OP-T2-1: Air Travel Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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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:

As part of the College's approved Climate Action Plan related to business travel, the College plan is to:

… include staff to provide support for the use of electronic communications in lieu of travel. This would include education and awareness of IC resources as part of campus-wide change programs. This would also include establishing policies and standards for the availability of distance learning and web and video conferencing tools in new and renovated space.

Costs: It is assumed that the initial support would be 0.25 FTE to oversee the programs and awareness campaign, increasing over time to a full-time position. It is anticipated that there would be a one-time capital cost of $50,000 in 2015 representing one or two new video-conference facilities. Any additional costs are assumed to be incremental and absorbed into ongoing budgets

Benefits: a long-term (2050) reduction in staff and faculty travel of 18% in both miles traveled and total travel expenditures. This represents a 4% reduction in air-travel college-wide. Student programs are assumed to hold constant.

The website URL where information about the policies and/or programs is available:

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