Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
Research Fellow
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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 UWRF 2012 Climate Action Plan (CAPlan) is the most comprehensive and aggressive found in North American Institutions of Higher Education. It goes beyond typical commitment to status-quo operations by committing to becoming carbon NEGATIVE by 2018. It also outlines initial and recurring costs for each recommendation, cost avoidance and short- and long-term ROI's, primary offices to implement each strategy, and suggests possible curriculum and research integration for each strategy.

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
As the plan is the most aggressive noted to date, its short term goals parallel the long term goals in many ways. However, as the plan was adopted unanimously for planning purposes, its adoption is tantamount to a short term goal of infusing it for use in all planning decisions moving forward from the date of adoption.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Dec. 31, 2005

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2018

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

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