|Submission Date||July 30, 2012|
Saint Mary's University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan
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 goal is to demonstrate the university's leadership in sustainability / carbon footprint reduction for the students and community.
A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
Convert to a cleaner burning fuel. In October 2008, Saint Mary’s University completed the project to convert the university’s three main heating plants to burn natural gas. As a result, the community and the university benefits from cleaner air through the burning of a cleaner fuel. The conversion to natural gas (in particular at the main plant) from Bunker A greatly improved the air quality in the south end of Halifax. It also allowed the university’s sustainability program to meet one of its goals.
Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.