Climate Action Plan

BGSU has been a proud signatory of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment since October 2012

The Presidents’ Climate Commitment, now known as the Climate Leadership Network, is a document signed by the President of a university, committing the institution to taking action on climate change through a goal of carbon-neutrality.

BGSU's Climate Action Plan
Goal of Carbon-Neutrality by 2040

In November 2014, President Mary Ellen Mazey approved the final draft of the Climate Action Plan to begin its implementation. It will be updated Spring 2017.

Read the Document Here

Energy & Sustainability Master Plan Study
Transforming goals into tangible action

In February 2015, the Student Green Initiatives Fund & the Division of Finance & Administration partnered to commission a comprehensive, campus-wide study of our university's infrastructure to determine the best opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint & ultimately achieve carbon neutrality.

Read the Final Report Here

Greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as Carbon Dioxide & Methane, are emitted into our atmosphere as a result of most human processes. BGSU is carefully keeping track of these emissions, so we are able to accurately reduce them to zero by 2040.

BGSU Greenhouse Gas Inventory:

(Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent)

  • 2009 - 118,677.84 MT eCO2
  • 2010 - 113,287.32 MT eCO2  
  • 2011 - 120,576.8 MT eCO2
  • 2012 - 115,896.64 MT eCO2
  • 2013 - 113,521.52 MT eCO2
  • 2014 - 99,137.6 MT eCO2
  • 2015 - 103,682 MT eCO2
  • 2016 - 95,940 MT eCO2
  • 2017- 91,845 MT eCO2

Second Nature Reporting Platform (Full Inventory)

Read the Summarizing Document