A month ago the Haverford Board of Managers approved the college’s Climate Action Plan. The plan is a huge step towards reducing the college’s carbon footprint because it clearly outlines the current carbon emissions, the best strategies for mitigation of emissions over time, and methods to track the progress of these mitigation efforts over time.
By far the largest contribution to emissions is purchased electricity, which is responsible for nearly 50% of the college’s total emissions. Strategies for mitigation include improving the efficiency of utilities, modernizing heating infrastructure and installing renewable energy systems on campus.
You can check out the plan for yourself on CER’s website under “News and Updates.”