ISU’s Climate Action Plan was developed from the efforts of over 60 administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The plan addresses the following issue areas: academics, curriculum, and research; built environment; energy and transportation; food; resource use,recycling, and procurement; and community outreach and engagement.
The Climate Action Plan is consistent with and has completed the requirements of the AUPCC including:
- Hosting a forum on sustainability to include campus and community leaders, politicians, and other local universities (held 2/20/2008)
- The establishment of the overall coordinating structure including the formation of a council, steering committee, task force, or focus group to help the Sustainability Office communicate with campus, both inviting input and publishing goals and accomplishments
- The completion of a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions, the Carbon Footprint Analysis. The Carbon Footprint Analysis is updated every two years.
- Development of a target date for achieving climate neutrality (2050).
The Climate Action Plan was finalized in 2010 and will be updated again in 2015.