Progress Report for University of Maine at Machias
Submitted on Jan. 17, 2012; Last updated on Jan. 19, 2012
The Progress Report is intended to help signatories assess and track progress toward the goals outlined
in their Climate Action Plans and to share that progress with their stakeholders and the general public.
General Statement of Progress
As an Environmental Liberal Arts institution, University of Maine at Machias provides a curriculum that applies traditional liberal arts to issues of environmental and community sustainability. Students are provided with a sense of place in the community and nature and apply their individual disciplines to sustainability issues.
To date UMM has seen a gradual reduction in GHG emissions. These can likely be attributed to operational and behavioral changes as a result of increased awareness of sustainability issues and goals. Several building retrofits and upgrades are in progress or have recently been completed that we expect to make an impact on future GHG inventories.
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|Climate Neutrality Target Date:||None|
|Interim Milestone Emission-Reduction Target||Target Date||Baseline*|
|20% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions||by 2020||relative to baseline emissions in 2008|
|80% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions||by 2050||relative to baseline emissions in 2008|
|Reporting Year||Gross Emissions||Net Emissions||Full Time Enrollments||Total Bldg. Sq. Ft.||[action]|
|2008||4328.0||4328.0||575.0||263659.0||[ view ]|
|2009||3395.23||3395.23||575.0||263659.0||[ view ]|
Change in GHG gross emissions
Change in GHG emissions per 1000 sq.ft. building space
Change in GHG emissions per full time enrollment (FTE)
How is your institution making climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students?All first year students at UMM participate in an Environmental Liberal Art Seminar as part of the core curriculum. These courses introduce students from all disciplines to issues of environmental and community sustainability
If applicable, how is your institution expanding research efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality research?While not a research institution, UMM students do participate in projects such as completing the annual greenhouse gas inventory.
How is your institution expanding community outreach efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality?UMM works with several community organizations in the areas of food an energy sustainability. Produce and funds raised by the organic gardening program support the local food pantry, students and staff work with local organizations to weatherize homes. Faculty and staff of the university serve on the boards and volunteer with many community groups and conservation organizations.
Energy Efficiency Projects
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