Following is a very brief overview of the types and sources of data needed for a typical GHG inventory. Most of the data usually comes from the Faciliities or Plant Operations department. For more detailed information see the Clean Air-Cool Planet GHG Inventory spreadsheet and user guide. Electricity Use (Usually available from Facilities/Plant Operations) Monthly electric … [Read more...] about Completing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for Your Campus
We, the undersigned presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities, are deeply concerned about the unprecedented scale and speed of global warming and its potential for large-scale, adverse health, social, economic and ecological effects. We recognize the scientific consensus that global warming is real and is largely being caused by humans. We further recognize the … [Read more...] about American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
The campus sustainability initiative grew out of a project with Lehigh University student Victorija Danta, who was working to support climate protection efforts here in Bethlehem. As part of her internship, we created a Climate Protection Agreement for schools (which was adopted by the Bethlehem Area School District in December 2006). As we started looking at what higher … [Read more...] about Campus Sustainability Initiative
by Elyse Jurgen The campus sustainability initiative encourages and facilitates efforts by Lehigh Valley colleges and universities to become more sustainable in their operations and provide their students with an educational environment that will develop leaders—teachers, political leaders, researchers, land-use planners, architects, business men and women, journalists, … [Read more...] about Campus Sustainability – What is it?