Sustainability at Franklin Pierce

Carbon Inventory

Climate neutrality is defined as having no net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to be achieved by minimizing GHG emissions as much as possible, and using carbon offsets or other measures to mitigate the remaining emissions (President’s Climate Commitment, 2009).

Franklin Pierce has finished its 2007 Carbon Inventory. A summary is shown below, based on the Clean Air-Cool Planet Carbon Calculator. 

Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (mTeCO2 )
2007 Greenhose Gas Inventory  
Electricity 3637
Oil 1851
Propane 996
Transportation 232
Student commuters 161
Faculty/staff commuters   1264
Air travel 347
Solid waste 85
Refrigerants    69
mT of carbon taken in by FP forests per year: 462 Total 8642