Reports on measures taken by various U.S. higher education institutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report highlights the business, educational, and ethical arguments for reducing emissions on campus, illustrated with best-practice examples from over 1000 schools. The report covers the science of global warming, the opportunities and challenges confronting higher education, and steps required to create a campus climate action plan. Energy efficiency, renewable energy, co-generation, green buildings, transportation alternatives, habitat improvement, and behavior change are addressed . A section on financing shows how schools have funded their climate initiatives through performance contracting, utility and government incentives, student self-assessed fees, revolving loan funds and other strategies.
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