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Strategic Plan

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Working toward climate neutrality

You can’t build a sustainability strategy without taking a long view of the process, especially at a University, which, we hope, will be here many years from now! Rather, it’s an ongoing process and examination of where you are and where you want to be in the future. As an American College and University President’s Climate Commitment participant, part of the future includes working toward being climate neutral – at net zero carbon emissions – by 2050. That entails knowing what we’re emitting now through a regular greenhouse gas inventory process and then determining the ways that we can tackle the various contributors to that total.

Carbon emissions, its sources and ways to reduce those sources, are just one piece of the sustainability pie. Participating in the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) has provided a broader and more inclusive opportunity to identify academic, engagement, operations, planning/administration, and innovation strengths and weaknesses in sustainability efforts at UW-Green Bay.

Participating in both the ACUPCC and AASHE programs, plus the University’s existing commitment to sustainability, provides the guideposts for strategically planning our progress toward a greener, more sustainable, carbon neutral campus.