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Greenhouse Gas Reduction


Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions at USU

President Noelle Cockett formed a campus Greenhouse Gas Reduction Steering Committee charged to develop specific options for USU as it works to reduce its carbon footprint.

The president’s action is a response to a resolution developed by 25 faculty from across the Logan and regional USU campuses and passed recently in a near-unanimous vote by the USU Faculty Senate. The president named Chris Luecke, dean of the Quinney College of Natural Resource, and Alexi Lamm, USU’s Sustainability Council chair, as co-chairs of the new steering committee.


Background

In 2007, then-president Stan Albrecht pledged USU would become carbon neutral by 2050. The leadership of the new steering committee will help ensure USU meets its commitment. Since 2007, energy use by square foot has decreased by 22 percent while total square footage has gone up by 14 percent.



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