Carbon Neutrality Resources
Vassar's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan
In 2010-2011 the College Committee on Sustainability wrote the 2011 GHG Reduction Plan to explore the initial steps Vassar should take to reduce its environmental impact.
Geography 256: Sustainability Planning & Practice
In Spring 2015, Professor Mary Ann Cunningham had her class study master plans and climate action plans from across the country. Their work culminated in a series of investigations and recommendations for sustainability initatives that Vassar should pursue. The 2015 work-in-progress Sustainability Plan.
Environmental Defense Fund - Climate Corps
Vassar has worked with the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps, a fellowship program that matches graduate students with organizations to provide support for energy-management initatives, for 2 years. Summaries of the work Vassar's 4 fellows have completed is available here: EDF Climate Corps.
Climate Corps, URSI, FORD & Internal Carbon Taxes
In Summer 2015, the Vassar Environmental Research Institute expanded our Climate Corps partnership and sponsored 2 URSI Fellows and 1 FORD Scholar student to model what an internal carbon charge at Vassar would look like.
A White Paper of our findings may be found here: Internal Carbon Accounting at a Small Liberal Arts College
Along with presentations from the URSI and FORD symposiums:
Climate Action Plans from peer institutions