Michigan Tech's Carbon Neutral Project
The Academic Quality Improvement Program infuses the principle of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities. With AQIP, an institution demonstrates that it meets accreditation standards and expectations through ongoing activities that characterize organizations striving to improve their performance.
Sustainable Futures IGERT student Margot Hutchins and Sustainable Futures Scholar Dan Adler, created a proposal for Michigan Tech’s AQIP Carbon Neutral project. Once formed, the AQIP committee developed a carbon emissions inventory for the University and made recommendations to move toward carbon neutrality, including steps to integrate the recommendations into University operations.
Green Campus Enterprise
Through one recommendation of Carbon Neutral AQIP project, the Green Campus Enterprise was created. The Green Campus Enterprise is an organization at Michigan Tech comprised of students working to make the campus more sustainable through both low and high profile projects. Green Campus is charged with estimating the University's carbon footprint and suggesting ways to reduce it. Determining the carbon footprint is an extremely important aspect of sustainability on the campus and allows for the selection of energy reduction projects which will help reduce Michigan Tech's impact on the environment and offer cost savings to the university.
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