Sustainability at Franklin Pierce

Carbon Inventory

Climate neutrality is defined as having no net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to be achieved by minimizing GHG emissions as much as possible, and using carbon offsets or other measures to mitigate the remaining emissions (President’s Climate Commitment, 2009).

Visit the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Reporting System for our most recent Climate Action Plan,Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and Progress Report

How can students, faculty and staff reduce their carbon footprint?

  • Use more active transportation like walking and biking instead of driving a vehicle. Share rides. The CampusWeb Ride Share Board makes it easy!
  • Unplug electronic devices when not in use. Use smart strips to power off multiple devices at once.
  • Recycle. Recycling reduces the need for new materials to be extracted from the earth, transported, process, and packaged, and reduces landfill waste that creates greenhouse gases and pollution. Recycling also helps protect wildlife habitat, which in turn helps keep CO2 out of the atmosphere.
  • Participate in zero-waste move-out. Donate your reusable goods instead of sending them to the landfill.
  • Grow your own food. The campus garden and campus greenhouse are a resource for food, learning, and community for all.
  • Participate in other learning and action events throughout the year. Contact the Sustainability Center for more information.