Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Seattle University's Climate Action Plan goal is to reduce by 12% (from 2009 levels) the university’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Emissions are tracked from buildings, air travel, commuting, waste, and vehicles. Over each of the last four years, we have reduced emissions by more than 12%.
Fiscal year 2014 was our best yet: we cut emissions 24% compared to 2009. Though emissions increased from air travel, gas consumption, and electricity, we’ve used less natural gas, sent less waste to landfills, and increased the amount of food waste we compost. Thank you to all of those helping us to
meet and exceed our goals.
See the data!