University Releases Sustainability Plan; Goal is Zero Emissions by 2046

By District Energy posted 04-24-2019 00:00

  

Anne Levin, Town Topics

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Just days after the town of Princeton released a draft of its Climate Action Plan, Princeton University has announced its own Sustainability Action Plan. Among the goals of the initiative, which was released Monday, April 22, is zero emissions by 2046. That year is the University’s 300th anniversary.

The plan builds on efforts in the past decade to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, design energy efficient buildings, encourage alternatives to single occupancy vehicles, and practice sustainable dining, construction, and other operations.

“Our global environment faces challenges of unprecedented scope and complexity,” University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said in a press release. “Princeton can play a leadership role not only by developing innovative solutions through teaching and research, but also by establishing best practices in our campus operations and community behaviors that serve as models for the world. This plan sets out ambitious but attainable goals that will guide us toward a more sustainable future.”

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