Carbon NeutralAs an original signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2007, CU formed the Carbon Neutrality Working Group and charged this group with analyzing and projecting a date by which the campus could attain carbon neutrality. After two years of dilligent work, the group develped the Conceptual Plan for Carbon Neutrality in which they recommend short-term and long-term approaches to reduce the campus carbon footprint. 

You can read the full plan here or read the highlights below:

  • 20% reduction in greehouse gaseses by 2020 through conservation and cogeneration use
  • 50% reduction by 2030 through the use of large scale renewables
  • 80% reduction by 2050 using innovative technologies