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Colgate University Attains Carbon Neutrality

On this Earth Day, Colgate University says it is now the first university in New York to reach carbon neutrality, completing a 10-year plan. The efforts, which resulted in a 46 percent reduction in emissions, included a $1.25 million self-sustaining fund for energy and carbon-reduction projects as well as solar arrays and geothermal heating and cooling systems. 

The 200-year-old private university in Hamilton, New York is home to about 3,000 students. WAMC’s Jim Levulis spoke with college president Brian Casey and director of sustainability John Pumilio – who began by describing what carbon neutrality means.

Colgate says Bowdoin College in Maine and Middlebury College in Vermont have also achieved carbon neutrality on their campuses.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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