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2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

By Gordon Brillon on January 11, 2015

This year marks Colgate’s seventh consecutive greenhouse gas inventory report. Colgate’s gross campus carbon emissions in Fiscal Year 2015 is 14,562 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTeCO2).  That represents a 2,253 ton reduction from our 2009 baseline, a 13 percent reduction.  Likewise, we have reduced our net campus carbon footprint (scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions plus forest sequestration and carbon offsets) by 7,583 MTeCO2, representing a 49 percent reduction.  Since signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2009, rebranded as Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment, Colgate has implemented many changes on and off campus to achieve these reductions, moving closer toward our goal of carbon neutrality by 2019. 2015 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report


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