Emissions attributable to transportation arise from a combination of Scope 1 (vehicle fleet) and Scope 3 (commuting to/from campus) sources.
Since commuting makes up 52% of BGSU's Scope 3 emissions (pictured right), reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from this source wil require significant changes in the way students and employees get to and from campus.
The emissions from the vehicle fleet only make up 2% of Scope 1 Emissions, nonetheless changes will also have to be made to the BGSU vehicle fleet.
Overall Goal for reducing emissions from transporation
"In the transportation area, BGSU’s
overall goal is to reduce emissions by eventually moving towards a
more sustainable fleet of vehicles that are used less, while at the
same time reducing emissions from commuting, especially in single
occupancy vehicles, and expanding the use of sustainable mass
-BGSU's Climate Action Plan, 2015
For more detailed information on BGSU's carbon emission profile and the detailed steps to reduce the emissions, please view the publically accepted Climate Action Plan.
Orange Bike Program
Orange Bike Program is a community bikeshare program that allows students to ride bikes across campus for free. Sign up, get a key that unlocks any Orange Bike, and enjoy free transporation all across campus!
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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