Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
OP-T2-2: Local Offsets Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Catanzaro
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a local offsets program through which the institution seeks to offset its greenhouse gas emissions by implementing projects that reduce GHG emissions in the local community?:

A brief description of the program:

The University of San Diego’s E-waste Center helps reduce greenhouse gases, through its diversion of waste from landfill within the San Diego community.

The E-waste Center collects unwanted electronics from the community and recycles them. The useable components in these electronics are separated and sold, and the rest is processed and sent for recycling. This reduces landfill waste, hazardous waste, and greenhouse gas emissions of the community. As the ownership of these material is transferred to the E-waste center, the emissions reductions once they are recycled safely is ‘owned’ by USD.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Through recycling over 600,000 pounds of e-waste the Center has diverted more than 1,887.32 30 yr total GHG emissions (MTCO2E)

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