Submitted on January 19, 2010; last updated on January 19, 2010
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This plan develops and overview and detailed project lists for each of our emissions sources by scope. The largest effort will need to focus on building higher efficiency buildings, since most of our emissions are related to building use. In addition to technology upgrades and management changes, many changes will need to be made in terms of individual behaviors which impact our emissions profile.
The Sustainable Idaho Initiative will offer minigrants to faculty to develop courses or parts of courses addressing climate change issues. In addition, the University of Idaho Sustainability Center is hosting a fall and spring climate teach in for the broader university community.
Sustainability is one of 7 themes the University has chosen to organize around; a major focus area of this effort is climate change. The exact shape of these plans is still being determined. Examples include a proposed Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts that involves 28 faculty from four colleges. This working group is working directly on problems associated with emissions from energy use and waste streams. We are also organizing research relevant to improving the efficiency of our steam plant operation.
Currently, we are providing support for the many bioenergy efforts in Idaho, conducting research on carbon sequestration in forests and rangelands, and are providing a credible resource for expertise related to studying climate change itself, as well as the many technologies and operational changes that will need to be made to reduce emissions and increase renewable energy production.
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