|Submission Date||Aug. 2, 2011|
Richland College - DCCCD
PAE-5: Climate Plan
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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:
Richland’s carbon footprint is primarily due to emissions from employee and student commuting, comprising 75% of total college emissions. A long-term goal of that plan is an eighty percent reduction in total emissions by 2050, a goal which will require involvement in county policy and infrastructure planning in order to provide feasible commuting alternatives to employees and students. Richland’s efforts to reduce emissions from operating its campus can and are occurring at a much faster pace, including overall reduction attributed to campus operations despite a significant increase in building space.
A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
The plan's short term goals are to identify and implement physical plant upgrades to aggressively reduce levels of energy use, expand distance learning offerings so that students may attend classes without driving to campus, and continue to refine the college's space utilization plan to further increase efficient use of classroom, lab, and student services space.
Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
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