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Global Warming, Global Warning.

Creating A Climate for Change

Climate change is happening now. The earth is warming, seas levels are rising, and extreme weathers have become more frequent and more severe than ever. With CO2 levels continuing to rise, higher education institutions must take a proactive approach to educating their students about climate change and seeking solutions to address this global crisis. At Amherst we have an ambitious plan to decarbonize our campus by 2030!

What’s Next

  • Quantifying our Scope 3 emissions that includes emissions from all university sanctioned travel from conferences to study away to athletics.
  • Securing additional sources for renewable electricity as we electrify our campus heating and cooling system.
  • Electrifying our campus vehicle fleet and adding more vehicle charging stations across campus.
  • Considering local carbon offset options to address any unavoidable emissions we have.