Cornell Campus Sustainability Office Boasts One-Third Reduction in Emissions From 2008

By District Energy posted 10-14-2020 16:08

  

The Cornell Daily Sun

Summary

The Campus Sustainability Office is showcasing Cornell’s one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 and other marks of progress with this year’s annual report, made more interactive than ever with an elaborate design full of links, images and visuals.

The newly updated site includes a synopsis of 2020’s sustainability accomplishments, Cornell’s carbon neutrality progress, education and engagement, campus operations and future goals — shaking up the status-quo of the age-old PDF report.

In previous years, Cornell has maintained a gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. Cornell is the first in the Ivy League and the sixth college in the world to reach platinum, the highest sustainability rating available.

STARS is a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Cornell reports on thousands of sustainability metrics across campus operations, education, social justice and more.

With the one-third drop in carbon emissions, the site said that the University is “on track” for its goal of becoming 100 percent carbon-neutral by 2035.

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