Climate Action Plan – First Public Meeting
The University of Toledo is committed to creating leaders who want to have a positive influence on the world! Through the SEED Initiative, students, faculty, and staff have come together to strive towards leaving the campus and world a better place than when we started.
In 2009, President Jacobs took a major step towards campus sustainability by signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). By signing this commitment, UT pledged itself to becoming climate neutral, meaning we emit no greenhouse gases or we have found ways to offset the gases we do emit. One of the requirements of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment is to create a Climate Action Plan (CAP) based on our Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This past January we completed the inventory and are now in the process of beginning the CAP.
You might be thinking what is the purpose of a CAP? A CAP spells out when and how we plan on becoming climate neutral. We have started our initial research and have created a timeline for our plan. Now, it’s time to hear from YOU on your thoughts and suggestions for YOUR school’s CAP. The SEED Initiative is holding the first CAP public meeting on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm in Plant Operations RM 1000. It is open to anyone at UT or in the greater community! Come with questions, suggestions, and a desire to help make the world and our campus a more environmentally friendly place! Hope to see you there!
For more information on our CAP, visit our page here.
Brought to you by SEED Intern: Alexa Orr
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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