Pomona College has set forth the goal of carbon net neutrality by the year 2030. Since 2014, the College has reduced total emissions by 13% and purchased electricity by 8%.
Pomona College is a signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which means the college must adhere to activities including an annual greenhouse gas inventory and the creation and implementation of a plan for reducing climate change-causing emissions.
Climate Planning Principles
Prioritization of efforts:
In order to emphasize personal responsibility and stewardship, educational opportunities, and other sustainability values, the College plans to take action with the following prioritization of efforts:
- Conservation (behavior modification and elimination of use)
- Efficiency (technology improvements)
- Renewables (purchase and development of alternative energy sources)
- Offsets (third-party or off-campus offsetting of emissions)