04 Apr '11, 2pm

Emory University's impressive commitment to sustainability

Emory University's impressive commitment to sustainability

For example, if you follow the link to “tree canopy by year,” you will learn that in 1999 the school adopted a policy of “no net loss” of canopy and that, in fact, the acreage of tree canopy has been increasing slightly in recent years. Follow another link and you can learn that the university tracks greenhouse gas emissions from fuels used in campus facilities, to power plant emissions from electricity consumed, to indirect activities “such as miles flown or driven for business or athletic events and the decomposition of our trash that is sent to landfills.” Overall greenhouse gas emissions have been going down somewhat in recent years, no doubt because the university has reduced its building energy consumption per square foot

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/emory_univers...

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