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Introducing the University of Delaware Climate Action Plan

On Earth Day 2009 the University of Delaware announced detailed plans to cut campus‐wide emissions by 20% by 2020. This action plan is among the most aggressive commitments by any University or College in the world. In announcing the University's Climate Action Plan, President Harker also set interim targets for carbon emissions, including reductions of 5 percent by 2012 and 10 percent by 2015, compared with the 2008 levels that were measured in a comprehensive carbon inventory of the campus.

This web page will offer a single point of contact for activities and updates relevant to the Climate Action Plan.

Join the University of Delaware community through podcasts and video of Town Hall events and announcements taking place around the Climate Action Plan.


November 28, 2008: A Low Carbon Future; UD Town Hall Meeting
Watch now on UD Podcasts.

April 22, 2009: Earth Day 2009 - via video, U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware Launch video player

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UD Sustainability Information

April 2009 Commitments and Action Plan

Earth Day Announcement

April 2008 Sustainability Commitments

UDaily coverage

Presidential Climate Commitment

Talloires Declaration

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