Getting to Carbon Neutrality: CU Student/Staff Collaboration
The forum was a huge success! Thank you to all that participated! View the Carbon Nuetrality Presentation of 2012
Stay tuned for details of the 2013 Forum
About the Forum
In order to celebrate The University of Colorado at Boulder's success in taking the steps to meet our carbon neutrality plan, The CU Environmental Center's Energy Outreach Team is hosting the first Getting to Carbon Neutrality Forum: Student/Staff Calibration on February 17th, 2012 at the University Memorial Center Aspen Room. This forum is one among many that are happening across the nation as part of Focus the Nation's Forums To Action Campaign.
The CU forum will highlight where the university is now and what steps have already been taken to reach the goals set out by the Carbon Neutrality Plan. While highlighting these successes is beneficial in understanding where we are today, students will have the opportunity to generate solutions in order to plan and catalyze the next phase of the Carbon Neutrality Plan.
This is a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to participate together in setting goals and building the political framework for the university's Carbon Neutrality Plan. The first goal, set out by the Carbon Neutrality Plan is to reach 20% reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Reaching this goal will be tough, but it is attainable through bold leadership and collaboration. Over the next few years we feel student/staff collaboration will help in meeting CU's carbon neutrality goals. As a student, you have the ability to make change and your voice matters.
Registration for the forum is REQUIRED. Please click here to register. Preference will be given to those that can attend the full session, have an interest in sustainability and have been active in helping make CU a sustainable campus, either through personal or group actions. We are seeking undergrad and graduate students from diverse backgrounds with diverse majors.
The forum will focus on six separate areas addressed in the Carbon Neutrality Plan:1. Zero Waste2. Energy and Water Conservation3. Net Zero Building/Renewables4. Purchasing and Paper5. Transportation and Fleet6. CurriculumForum Schedule10am - 11:45am- What is the Carbon Neutrality Plan?
- Panel discussion from key campus stakeholders in charge of the six areas listed above- Carbon Neutral Student Government - presentation by Native Energy
11:45am - 2:00pm- Lunch: vegetarian and meat chili with baked potatoes, salad and desert provided
- Discussion groups based on topics listed above-Presentation of ideas from discussions