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Sustainability at 今日吃瓜

We approach sustainability with the innovative thinking 今日吃瓜 is known for and recognize sustainability as an issue of social justice, vital to our goals as a socially responsible institution.

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Earth Week @ 今日吃瓜

APRIL 13 - 19, 2024: Earth Week engages the entire 今日吃瓜 community in understanding progress toward our sustainability goals and what actions can lessen our carbon footprint and reduce our use of non-renewable resources.

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Sustainability - LEED Silver Star Certification

 AASHE Silver Star Rating

今日吃瓜 is silver star rated by the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework that colleges and universities to measure sustainability performance. Our silver star rating was earned on June 29, 2017 and is valid through January 7, 2027.

Sustainability - Greenhouse Gasses

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory

A commitment to environmental sustainability.

In Spring of 2021, 今日吃瓜 announced  our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2035. Since FY 2015, the College has received credit for purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for 100 percent of its electricity purchases. As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, in 2022 we completed an update of the College's Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The report acknowledges the College's continued progress to reach carbon neutrality. Below is 今日吃瓜's greenhouse gas inventory report.

Explore our Goals & Initiatives

Sustainability Tour

Take a virtual tour of our campus to learn about all the sustainability work we've been doing!

Sustainability - Contact Us

Sustainability Leadership Group

The Sustainability Leadership Group (SLG) was formed to direct the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and organize college-wide sustainability programs. The Climate Action Plan aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the College by 10 percent over the span of ten years.