Data and Reports

This portion of the University Green Pages serves as a clearing house for data, records, and reports related to the University's sustainability goals and carbon emissions.

The Office Of Sustainability invites you to review the newest reports: 

St. Lawrence University Climate Action Plan
The St. Lawrence University Climate Action Plan (CAP) was drafted in response to St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox and President Emeritus Daniel F. Sullivan signing the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). As a signatory of this initiative, SLU committed to climate neutrality (zero-net greenhouse gas emissions 1), and the development of a climate action plan (CAP). The drafting of the SLU CAP was assigned to a working group which drew its membership, as proposed by Faculty Council, from a broad cross-section of the campus community, as well as members of the Canton community. 1) Where GHG emissions directly from our operations or indirectly from our activities are reduced to zero and/or offsets bought or generated to cover our emissions totals.
Climate Action Plan Work Plan 2013-2014
As part of St. Lawrence University's Climate Action Plan, Work Plans are designed to provide detailed information on short-term mitigation projects and updates on the progress of long-term projects. Developing plans on shorter timeframes allows for greater detail on emissions savings; more accurate financial costs; the most relevant curricular change and behavior change campaigns; and appropriate communication tools to be included. This, first, Work Plan is for the period 2013-2014 to follow the timeline and finances outlined in the new Facilities Master Plan. This Work Plan was approved by the Campus Committee on Sustainability and Climate Neutrality in April 2013.
Estimates of 'unavoidable offsets'
St. Lawrence University will be unable to reach climate neutrality (zero-net greenhouse gas emissions) without using offsets. This spreadsheet uses 2011 greenhouse gas emissions data to estimate the number of metric tons of offsets the University would need to purchase or generate each year to reach zero emissions. This spreadsheet also provides a ‘back of the envelope' calculation of the number and cost of using energy efficiency retrofits of North Country homes as an offset.
GHG Inventory 2012
At the end of each fiscal year (June 30th) greenhouse gas emissions are calculated for St. Lawrence University. As a signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, St. Lawrence must report all Scope One and Two emissions and select Scope Three emissions (University funded travel, employee commute and solid waste). St. Lawrence is also responsible for emissions of off-campus University owned property (e.g. Canaras), the Golf Course and the Best Western. Questions about these data should be directed to the University's Sustainability Coordinator.
GHG Reduction Working Sheet
The Campus Committee on Sustainability and Climate Neutrality (The Sustainability Committee), with the Climate Action Plan Work Plans in mind, decided to carefully consider the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and select the most appropriate means of reduction for each source. This is a brainstorming and working document.