Climate Action Plan - The Evergreen State College

Develop waste sorting and disposal practices through community engagement processes. 4. Develop compostable waste collection practices and procedures through community engagement process. 5. Divert waste stream and use savings for student or temporary staff employment. 6. Address and adopt effective compost ...
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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

The Evergreen State College Carbon Neutrality by 2020 Climate Action Plan

The Evergreen State College

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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Carbon Neutrality by 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Mitigation Strategic Plan

Report to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

September 2009

The Evergreen State College

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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Table of Contents Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................5 Introduction ..............................................................................................................................15 About the College .....................................................................................................................17 Emissions Inventory ..................................................................................................................18 Mitigation and Remediation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions .......................................................22 2009 – 2011 Biennium ..............................................................................................................25 Solar Photo-voltaic renewable energy generation – 2009-10 ..................................................26 Sustainable Practices Fellowship – 2009-10 ..........................................................................27 Lab II Heat Recovery – 2009-10............................................................................................28 Steam Pipe Insulation – 2009-10 ...........................................................................................29 Energy Conservation Suite – 2009-10....................................................................................30 Need and Demand Based Control of Grounds and Stairwell Lighting – 2009-10 ................... 31 Eco-reps Volunteer Program – 2009-10 .................................................................................32 Environmentally Preferable (Green) Purchasing Program – 2009-10 .....................................34 Increase on-Campus composting – 2009-10...........................................................................35 Improve waste management and diversion – 2009-10 ............................................................38 Campus Activities Building Renovation to LEED Gold – 2009-10 ........................................40 College Fleet Replacement; Phase 1 – 2009-10 .....................................................................41 Re-purpose Lawns; Phase 1 – 2009-10 ..................................................................................42 On Campus Dorm Metering – 2010-11 ..................................................................................43 Upgrade Boiler Controls; Phase 1 – 2010-11 .........................................................................44 Dedicate a Boiler for Housing Service – 2010-11 ..................................................................45 Window weatherization – 2010-11 ........................................................................................46 Commute Trip Reduction Financial Incentive Strategies – 2009-11 .......................................47 2011 – 2013 Biennium ..............................................................................................................48 Door weatherization; Phase 1 – 2011-12................................................................................49 Upgrade Boiler Controls; Phase 2 – 2011-12 .........................................................................50 Bike rental program; including bikes and a paid mechanic – 2011-12 ....................................51 Expand ‘Passport’ Program to include Students – 2011-12 ....................................................52 Communications Building Renovation to LEED Silver – 2011-12..