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Brandeis surpasses goal set in Climate Action Plan

Brandeis has followed through on its commitment to cut carbon emissions by at least 10 percent from 2015 levels, crossing off one of the goals for reducing energy usage from the university’s most recent Climate Action Plan.

The Climate Action Plan, which was released in 2016 by the President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability, affirmed the university's commitment to the environment and identified goals for curbing carbon emissions. Co-chaired by Vice President for Campus Operations James Gray, Professor of German Sabine von Mering, and Brandeis Senate Sustainability Chair Matt Smetana ’17, the task force identified a two-phase goal related to reducing carbon emissions.

The first phase aimed to cut emissions by at least 10 percent of their 2015 levels by fiscal year 2018; the second was a 15 percent cut in emissions of their 2015 levels by fiscal year 2020.

Learn more about Brandeis' sustainability efforts on BrandeisNOW.

Categories: Campus News
Date: October 22, 2018