/ Sustainability

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

We’re working to lower our carbon footprint by reducing our use of electricity and natural gases.

Hope College's greenhouse gas inventory demonstrates that while our campus square footage has been increasing since 2005, our metric tons of CO2e per student (full-time equivelent) has been reduced because of careful planning and efficiency upgrades.

Carbon Footprint ChartThis graph was created using the third-party carbon footprint accounting platform SIMAP®. This program was created by the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from generating power, treating waste, daily commuting, and even the use of paper, contribute to a campus' carbon footprint. Reducing these greenhouse gas emissions will help slow the effects of climate change and global warming.