William Demopoulos is proud of what a little willpower, prioritizing and teamwork can do. These three elements have not only helped Capilano University achieve its greenhouse gas reduction target a year ahead schedule, but also to exceed its target by nearly 20 per cent.
“Capilano University’s success demonstrates what is possible across B.C.,” says Demopoulos, sustainability manager for CapU.
Capilano University offsets its emissions and has been carbon neutral since 2010, as part of the Province of British Columbia’s commitment to a Carbon Neutral Government. The University reduced its GHG emissions by nearly 53 per cent from its 2007 baseline – or 1,445 tonnes of carbon dioxide – by replacing building equipment, improving operations and fostering behavioural changes across campus. Reducing its GHG emissions by 67 per cent from the 2007 baseline by 2020, and 80 per cent by 2050 are among the University’s next priorities. Dedication and determination are sure to get us there.
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