Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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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 climate plan’s long-term (2015 and beyond) goals are to have an annual campus sustainability conference and awards ceremony, to have annual on and off campus sustainability action challenges, to re-lamp exit signs with LED or photo-luminescent technology, to have a student operated bicycle shop, to have a campus-wide smart grid system, to have a campus vegetable garden and to increase recycling and solid waste reduction efforts. SUNY-ESF is striving to become carbon neutral by 2015.

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

The climate plan’s short-term (2007-2015) goals are to conserve energy (15 initiatives, 1,100 MTCO2e/year offset), implement alternative energy projects (14 initiatives, 1,600 MTCO2e/year offset), build a green building (1 initiative, 2,700 MTCO2e/year offset), promote campus action campaigns (4 initiatives, 400 MTCO2e /year offset) and to use forest carbon sequestration (2 initiatives, 7,000 MTCO2e/year offset). SUNY-ESF is striving to have emissions 40 percent below 2007 levels by 2012.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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