Climate Commitment

tulane climate commitment

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. They developed a draft Climate Action Plan with recommendations for university actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Each year Tulane inventories the greenhouse gas emissions that result from university activities.

What you can do
  1. Learn more about climate change and local sustainability efforts.
  2. Look for ways you, your office, department or organization can save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or further understanding of global warming.

Liz Davey, Office of Sustainability
phone: 504-865-5145

  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, 2011 & 2012
  2. Draft Climate Action Plan
  3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, 2010
  4. Tulane University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, 2006-2008
  5. Climate Commitment Advisory Committee
  6. Tulane Focus the Nation: a campus-wide conversation about climate change
  7. American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

Read More
  1. Quick trick to reduce your energy consumption (New Wave, March 25, 2013)
  2. Going Green (and I Don’t Mean My Hair) at Tulane (Tulane Talk, October 23, 2009)
  3. Tulane University Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory (News release, October 23, 2009)
  4. Bulb-swapping Program Gets Green Light (New Wave, April 22, 2009)
  5. Carbon-Neutrality Plan Is in the Works (New Wave, March 25, 2009)
  6. Tulane Receives Mixed Marks (The Hullabaloo, October 3, 2008)
  7. Opinion of the Hullabaloo: Improve Green Standards (The Hullabaloo, October 3, 2008)
  8. A Truly Green Tulane (Tulane Talk, September 26, 2008)
  9. Tulane University Signs Commitment to Carbon Neutrality (News release, March 18, 2008)
  10. Event focuses students on climate change (Hullabaloo, February 1, 2008)
  11. Focus on Climate Change (New Wave, January 25, 2008)
  12. Tulane University Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2002)