JHU’s Ambitious Sustainability Plan Needs Help from Everyone

leana-houser-guest-bloggerJohns Hopkins University reached a major sustainability milestone March 11 when President Ron Daniels announced a commitment to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by more than half by 2025 – which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 141,000 metric tons a year. That is equivalent to the annual emissions from 26,960 cars or the burning of 736 railroad cars worth of coal! This announcement adds Johns Hopkins to a growing list of colleges and universities, which are taking responsibility to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and leading academia’s charge to reduce the threat of global warming through research, education and action.

This is an incredibly aggressive target and, thankfully, the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Office, along with members of the President’s Task Force on Climate Change – formed in 2007 by former university President William Brody – and countless other folks worked tirelessly to develop the plan to get us there. Read More >