ACUPCC Reporting System

Tangible Action Statistics

ACUPCC signatories commit to initiating two or more of seven specified tangible action options to reduce greenhouse gases within the two years after their implementation start date. The seven options are:

  1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
  2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
  3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
  4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
  5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
  6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
  7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.

1. Number and Percentage of Schools Committed to Each Tangible Action

Tangible Action (TA) Histogram # of Schools Committed* % of Schools Committed
TA1 Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
528 79.5%
TA2 Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
545 82.1%
TA3 Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
67 10.1%
TA4 Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
456 68.7%
TA5 Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
247 37.2%
TA6 Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
72 10.8%
TA7 Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.
412 62.0%

2. Number of Tangible Actions that Schools Committed to Implement (Min. of Two Required)

# of Tangible Actions Histogram # of Schools Committed* % of Schools Committed
None
4 0.6%
One
6 0.9%
Two
154 22.9%
Three
199 29.6%
Four
159 23.6%
Five
94 14.0%
Six
26 3.9%
Seven
22 3.3%

* These statistics are pulled from completed Implementation Profiles (n=664). Drafts and incomplete reports are not accounted for here.