What you can do
President Cowen signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in spring 2008, the first step in developing a plan for Tulane University to achieve climate neutrality. This commitment challenges us to not only reduce our emissions on campus, but also to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and ecological restoration in our community.
President Cowen has appointed a Climate Commitment Advisory Committee with members from across the campus community and charged them with developing recommendations for university action on climate change and making Tulane a leader in campus sustainability.
Each year Tulane inventories the greenhouse gas emissions that result from university activities. The Reductions Calculator can be used by members of the university community to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions reductions and cost/ton saved from different actions.
- Learn more about climate change and local sustainability efforts
- Look for ways you, your office, department or organization can save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or further understanding of global warming
- Use the Reductions Calculator to estimate the greenhouse gas savings of your project or idea.
Liz Davey, Office of Environmental Affairs
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, 2010
Reductions Calculator (excel)
Tulane University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, 2006-2008
Climate Commitment Advisory Committee
Tulane Focus the Nation: a campus-wide conversation about climate change
American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
“Going Green (and I Don’t Mean My Hair) at Tulane” (Tulane Talk, October 23, 2009)
“Tulane University Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory” (News release, October 23, 2009)
“Bulb-swapping Program Gets Green Light” (New Wave, April 22, 2009)
“Carbon-Neutrality Plan Is in the Works” (New Wave, March 25, 2009)
“Tulane Receives Mixed Marks” (The Hullabaloo, October 3, 2008)
“Opinion of the Hullabaloo: Improve Green Standards” (The Hullabaloo, October 3, 2008)
“A Truly Green Tulane” (Tulane Talk, September 26, 2008)
“Tulane University Signs Commitment to Carbon Neutrality” (News release, March 18, 2008)
“Event focuses students on climate change” (Hullabaloo, February 1, 2008)
“Focus on Climate Change” (New Wave, January 25, 2008)
Tulane University Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2002)