St. Lawrence Running on 15% Renewable Electricity

In March of 2007, President Daniel F. Sullivan signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. In becoming a signatory President Sullivan committed St. Lawrence to climate neutrality, zero-net greenhouse gas emissions.

The path to climate neutrality will not be an easy one; however we have made a significant step that I want to share with you today.

St. Lawrence is now running on 15% renewable electricity. This is equivalent to half of the electricity used by the Student Center and half of the electricity used by the Johnson Hall of Science. We have purchased RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) generated by wind turbines as our source of green electricity. The carbon emissions from electricity are about 36% of the University's total carbon footprint, thus we are proud to have taken this step to make our electricity use more sustainable and simultaneously show the nation that we support alternative energy.