Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.98
Liaison Alan Torvie
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Rio Salado College
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elizabeth Cole-Fay
Director of Community Partnership Program
Community Development
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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:

The long-term goals of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Climate Action Plan are to reduce emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and to ultimately become carbon – neutral.

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

Rio Salado College’s Climate Action Plan contains many short-term goals, which are intended to lead to realization of the long-term goal. These short-term goals include:
•Establishing an institutional structure to guide the development and implementation of the Climate Action Plan
•Complete annual GHG inventory audits
•Purchase or produce 15% of consumed electricity from renewable resources
•Encourage the use of public transportation and carpooling for staff and students
•Improve solid waste recycling efforts
•Reduce lighting energy usage
•Increase number of alternative energy – hybrid or electric – vehicles in the college fleet.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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