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Professional Development for Carbon Neutrality

Up to ten SUNY New Paltz employees and as many as twenty students are eligible to enroll in a series of virtual professional development trainings for carbon neutrality throughout 2021 called Climate Action Pursuit: Towards Justice and Resilience.  All the trainings are virtual and are held on the dates listed below.  Funding from the Office of Campus Sustainability's Sustainability Seed Fund will pay in full for this training.

This opportunity is open to all employees and students from any major.

Interested in attending this virtual training?  Fill out this form to apply for Sustainability Seed Funding to pay your way to this professional development opportunity.

What is the Climate Action Pursuit: Toward Justice and Resilience?  Througout 2021, Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network will lead a process of learning, planning, acting, and leading on climate and justice on our campuses, in our communities, and across our society and economy.

Climate Action Pursuit Homepage

Agenda

  • February
  • June 10 - 11, 2021
  • October 7 - 8, 2021
  • December 9 - 10, 2021

Dimensions of Climate Action & Carbon Neutrality

Achieving carbon neutrality will require engagement and action across all divisions of our campus. 

Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sinks originate from:

  • Buildings & Infrastructure
    • On-site and off-site renewable energy
    • On-site fossil fuel burning
    • Off-site electricity generation
    • Electricity transmission & distribution losses
    • Refrigerant Management
  • Plug Load: Electrical devices used across campus
  • Purchasing
  • Food
  • Materials management
    • Food scraps / food waste
  • Grounds:
    • Plants
    • the South Forest
    • Decomposing carbon (trees, leaves, plants, etc)
    • Compost
  • Transportation & Travel
    • Campus Vehicles
    • Commuting
    • College Travel
    • Study Abroad
  • Wastewater

Interested in attending this virtual training?  Fill out this form to apply for Sustainability Seed Funding to pay your way to this professional development opportunity.