Draft Carbon Neutrality Plan

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Your Voice Matters!

Your input is needed to help guide the future of Carbon Neutrality at NMU. Below are two ways that you can make your voice heard.

Any questions about the feedback survey or information sessions can be directed to Jes Thompson, jessitho@nmu.edu


Carbon Neutrality Plan Feedback Survey

After reviewing the Draft Carbon Neutrality Plan, please fill out the feedback survey below. You're thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated! 

Attend an Upcoming Info Session

We invite you to attend any of the upcoming information sessions. Two of which will take place in person, while the other two will be held virtually. 

  • Tuesday, October 10 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (in person, Jamrich 1318)
  • Wednesday, October 11 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (virtual - join zoom meeting)
  • Monday, October 16 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (virtual - join zoom meeting)
  • Thursday, October 19 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (in person, Jamrich 1322)

Charge

The Carbon Neutrality Task Force is charged with the following 5 tasks:

  1. Define for the NMU community the difference between the University’s sustainability plan and its Carbon Neutrality Plan, outlining the main responsibilities for each, including those for the President’s Sustainability Advisory Council and those for the to-be established carbon neutrality oversight group.
  2. Develop a detailed procedure for carbon neutrality oversight and measurement of the University’s carbon footprint, using the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
  3. Create four phases of projects and steps that will get Northern to carbon neutrality:
    1. Projects and steps for academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23
    2. Projects and steps for academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25
    3. Projects and steps for years 2025 – 2030
    4. Projects and steps for years 2030 – 2050.
  4. Create a progress report on the above three steps that includes tentative timelines, estimated costs, assigned unit oversight and submit it to the President and Executive Council by March 2022 before sharing with the campus community for feedback April 2022.
  5. Refine the Carbon Neutrality Plan based on University community feedback and submit it to the President and Executive Committee by the end of September 2022 and then to the NMU Board of Trustees for its December 2022 business meeting for potential approval with summer implementation start.

Current Members

Gavin Leach, chair, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mike Bath, director, NMU Safety Department and chief, NMU Police Department

Bethany Beavers, president, ASNMU student government

Randy Klitzke, faculty, College of Technology and Occupational Sciences; member, President's Sustainability Advisory Committee

Sarah Mittlefehldt, faculty, Earth, Environment & Geographical Sciences, co-chair, President's Sustainability Advisory Committee

Cindy Paavola, Office of the President

Kathy Richards, Assoc. VP, Engineering & Planning/Facilities; member, President's Sustainability Advisory Committee

Brandon Sager, Engineering & Planning/Facilities; co-chair, President's Sustainability Advisory Committee

Jim Thams, Engineering & Planning/Facilities

Jes Thompson, faculty, College of Business; member, President's Sustainability Advisory Committee

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