The University's Climate Action Plan (CAP) has been submitted to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. To view the University's plan and a summary of its contents, click here.
Former University President Dan Mote became a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in May 2007. This commitment provides a framework and support for American colleges and universities to eventually become carbon neutral. As a signatory, the University of Maryland is reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from campus operations and moving toward the goal of carbon neutrality.
Over 670 presidents have signed the Commitment and all University System of Maryland (USM) institutions are participating. For the full list see www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org.
The University of Maryland (UMD) has inventoried its campus emissions (a GHG inventory) and developed a Climate Action Plan to help the campus become carbon neutral by 2050. A multi-stakeholder Climate Action Plan Work Group developed the action plan strategies and recommended the timing of the plan. Strategies in the plan include:
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