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Carbon Commitment

Cal State East Bay made a commitment to climate neutrality when President Morishita signed the Carbon Commitment (formerly the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment) in January 2015. Once signed, the Carbon Commitment dedicates California State University East Bay to fulfill the following steps in pursuit of climate neutrality.

1.     Develop a Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality

a.    Within two months of signing this document, create internal institutional structures to guide the development and implementation of the Plan

b.    Within one year of the implementation start date, complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and identify near term opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction. Report these in the first annual evaluation of progress

          c.    Within two years of the implementation start date complete the Plan, which will include:

      i.     A target date for achieving carbon neutrality as soon as possible

      ii.    Interim target dates for meeting milestones that will lead to carbon neutrality

      iii.   Mechanisms and indicators for tracking progress

      iv.   Actions to make carbon neutrality a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students

      v.    Actions to expand research in carbon neutrality

      vi.   Review, revise if necessary, and resubmit the climate action plan not less frequently than every five years

2.     Submit an annual evaluation of progress

a.     Within one year of the implementation start date, and every year thereafter, complete an annual evaluation of progress

b.     Make the action plan, annual evaluation of progress (including greenhouse gas inventory), publicly available by submitting them to Second Nature’s reporting system for posting and dissemination

View the complete Commitment text.

View the AY13/14 CSUEB Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.

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