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Climate Action Plan for Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology

Submitted on January 15, 2013; last updated on January 15, 2013

Climate Action Plan Details

Climate Action Plan Pioneering Sustainability: Alfred State’s Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality Plan
January 9, 2013
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Emissions Targets

Climate Neutrality Target
2040
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Interim Milestone Emission-Reduction Target Target Date Baseline
33% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions by 2020 relative to baseline emissions in 2011
66% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions by 2030 relative to baseline emissions in 2011
Nonstandard Emissions Targets
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Narratives

Please describe your institution's greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.

Alfred State plans to implement a wide range of technological and behavior change strategies to reduce our energy consumption. Simultaneously, we will work to transition to clean renewable energy sources. Likewise, we pursue transportation demand strategies to reduce total commuter miles traveled and support shift to higher efficiency vehicles and carbon neutral fuels among commuters.

Please describe your institution's plans to make sustainability a part of the curriculum for all students.

Alfred State will continue efforts to infuse sustainability throughout existing courses with a vision of eventually adding a sustainability general education requirement. For students who seek a deeper exposure to sustainability, we plan to develop new sustainability-focused courses, concentrations, and degrees. To supplement curriculum efforts, we plan to implement a variety of co-curricular programs to create a culture of sustainability on campus.

Please describe your institution's plans to expand research efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality.

Alfred State is primarily a teaching college and so our plan does not address research.

Please describe your institution's plans to expand community outreach efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality.

Alfred State seeks to support and empower the surrounding community to set and achieve its sustainability goals. We intend to achieve this by sharing our sustainability experiences with the community, seeking partnerships with like-minded entities in the area, and supporting government policy consistent with our sustainability objectives. We also plan to expand the Alfred Community Garden.