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The University of Montana


UM CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING


UPDATE - as of 5/18/2009

 

Provided by Cherie Peacock, Sustainability Coordinator

 

Current status:

  • 2002 Sustainable Campus Committee created
  • 2002 Tallories Declaration signed
  • 2007 American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment signed
  • 2008 Green House Gas Inventory completed
  • 2009 UM required all new buildings to be LEED Silver Certified
  • 2009 Energy Audits completed on 15 buildings

Presidents Climate Commitment

 

Next steps:

2009, November, Climate Action Plan

  • Prioritize Green House Gas mitigation opportunities for:
  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Solid Waste
  • Food Services
  • Purchasing
  • Set Green House Gas reduction targets
  • Incorporate sustainability in education, research, and community outreach
  • Financing strategies
  • Monitoring plan

Climate Planning Guide

Process:

  • Organizational Structure
  • Technical Working Group - team with specific expertise tasked with plan preparation
  • Sustainable Campus Committee - advisory authority
  • Executive Officers - final approval authority
  • Public Involvement for broad input and buy-in
  • Open houses - June, September, November
  • Stakeholder meetings - throughout planning process
  • Communication strategies
  • Media releases
  • Greening UM website: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • All-campus survey

The Office of Sustainability
UM Facilities Services PP 110
32 Campus Dr MS 9288
Missoula MT, 59812