Brandeis reaches campus sustainability milestone as initiatives continue
Brandeis has taken significant steps toward responding to the global challenge of climate change as the university continues to work toward meeting future goals for campus sustainability.
For the first time since signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, Brandeis has reduced its carbon footprint.
During fiscal year 2016, Brandeis used 10 percent less energy than it did in fiscal year 2015. The university also reduced its carbon footprint by approximately eight percent.
“Reducing our carbon footprint is the most important step forward in Brandeis’ journey to becoming more sustainable,” said campus sustainability manager Mary Fischer. “While we must continue the progress we’ve made in our most recent fiscal year, we’re asking our entire community to remain active in conserving energy and resources.”