Our mission is to serve in an advisory capacity to all campus departments, colleges and other entities in an effort to advance environmental and economic sustainability at the University of Wyoming.
Campus Sustainability Committee Mission
Laramie, WY 82071
President's Climate Commitment
In September 2007, President Buchanan signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, committing UW to reducing its carbon emissions over the coming decades, and to eventually become carbon neutral. As part of the Commitment, UW has now completed its Climate Action Plan, the document to guide the institution in achieving its sustainability goals. The Climate Action Plan is a joint effort of University administrators, faculty, staff and students. For more information on the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, please visit http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/.
As part of the President's Climate Commitment, the Campus Sustainability tracks greenhouse gas emissions each year. Through energy efficiency and conservation measures, ermissions have remained stable or have declined, even as UW has added more building square footage in recent years. The 2014-15 drop in emissions was due in part to use of natural gas in the Central Energy Plant.