Carbon Reduction Programs at Other Colleges and Universities

There are several other campus sustainability programs at other colleges and universities that are actively engaged in offsetting their GHG emissions to help meet emissions reductions targets. The links are provided as examples of what other academic institutions are doing related to offsets; it is neither a comprehensive list nor an indication of the University's endorsement of the other programs. Rather, we have provided this list as a resource to other colleges and universities interested in pursuing similar programs. If you would like to add your university GHG offset program to this list, please contact the DCOI.

Cornell University

Through their Climate Action Plan, Cornell has decreased their greenhouse gas emissions by 32% since 2008. They hope to be net zero by 2050 through five strategies: green development, energy conservation, offsetting actions, alternative transportation and fuel mix and renewable.

Brown University

In 2008, Brown announced it would aim to lower greenhouse gas reductions by 42% by 2020 based on 2007 emissions.

University of Florida - Neutral Gator

The University of Florida is investing in carbon reduction projects in Gainesville, Florida, including energy efficiency and tree planting projects, to help achieve its carbon neutrality goal by 2025.

Middlebury College - Carbon Offset Program

Middlebury College offers students the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets from Native Energy, a Vermont-based carbon offset provider, to help offset the GHG emissions from their travel while studying abroad. They're also involved in the Clean Air-Cool Planet initiative listed below.

Seattle University - Carbon Offset Purchase

Seattle University partnered with Puget Sound Energy to offset 100% of the university's natural gas usage. The offsets were produced by an anaerobic digester at a dairy farm in Outlook, Washington. Seattle University is carbon neutral as of February 2012.

The College of William and Mary - Carbon Offset Program

The College of William and Mary offers a program in which students, faculty, staff, and other members of the college community can offset their GHG emissions by funding on-campus energy reduction projects.

Yale University - Yale Community Carbon Fund

The Yale Community Carbon Fund implements local energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in New Haven, Connecticut. The greenhouse gas reductions produced by the projects are used to help meet the university's emissions reduction target.

The Clean Air-Cool Planet

The CACP works with Northeast nonprofit organizations and the colleges and universities involved are listed below:

Bates College
Bowdoin College
Clark University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Atlantic
Connecticut College
Harvard University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Tufts University
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
University of Connecticut
University of New Hampshire
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont