Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric Boles
Office for Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Carbon neutrality by 2040

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In December 2015, the University of Arkansas committed to the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge as part of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. This agreement re asserts the U of A’s goal to strive toward carbon neutrality and demonstrates continued leadership on this issue. This commitment is part of The University of Arkansas Climate Action Plan Version 2.0, which was approved by the Sustainability Council in 2014. Achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 at the University of Arkansas will require continued effort and cooperation by students, faculty, and staff to be aware of their energy usage, waste habits, and transportation choices.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

By the end of 2017, the UA expects to be below 1990 emission levels of 125,000 MTCDE, which was originally a 2021 goal.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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