Sustainability Reports & Plans

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    UMass Amherst Solar Energy Plan
    (2013-01-01) Small, Ezra
    The Campus Sustainability Manager has drafted a solar energy plan for the core campus area. The plan looks at multiple types of solar installations such as ground mounted, roof mounted, and parking lot canopies as opportunities for helping the university in increasing it's renewable energy portfolio and meeting state mandates for renewable electricity generation.
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    UMass Amherst Climate Action Plan
    (2010-01-01) Stoffel, Josh; Parkin, Bruce
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) recognizes that global climate change and other environmental challenges have become defining issues of our time. UMA continuously pursues research and education with a goal of providing a sustainable and climate neutral environment. We provide our students with groundbreaking courses and educational opportunities, our faculty with state-of-the-art research and development facilities and funding, and continually strive to reach out to other campuses and communities to develop collaborative solutions to sustainability issues. By discussing and examining the newest technologies, the latest environmental controversies, and potential solutions to the world’s environmental issues we are determined to achieve the goals set out in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In the classroom, through participation in experiential learning opportunities, and with an environmentally conscience staff, UMA actively pursues the tenants set forth in this Climate Action Plan (CAP).
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    UMass Amherst Climate Action Plan 2.0
    (2012-01-01) Small, Ezra
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to reducing the environmental impact of campus life and operations. The UMass Amherst Climate Action Plan (CAP), approved in 2010, was the first campus document to identify strategies to help the campus reach carbon neutrality by 2050, a goal to which former UMass President Jack M. Wilson committed the five UMass campuses in 2007 when he signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In order to put this commitment into action, Former Chancellor Thomas Cole appointed the Environmental Performance Advisory Committee (EPAC) and charged the committee to implement campus sustainability projects and develop a Climate Action Plan (Chancellor Cole’s Letter: Appendix I). Having been guided by this initial plan for two years and having accomplished many of its initial objectives, EPAC began in February 2012 to prepare an updated CAP: this current document reviews those accomplishments, and presents a comprehensive plan for future sustainability efforts across all aspects of the Campus.
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    AASHE STARS Gold Report 2.0
    (2015-01-01) Small, Ezra; Nicolson, Craig
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    Progress Report for University of Massachusetts Amherst
    (2012-01-01) ACUPCC, American College & University Presidents Climate Committment
    The Progress Report is intended to help signatories assess and track progress toward the goals outlined in their Climate Action Plans and to share that progress with their stakeholders and the general public.