Learn about the Auraria Campus' ecological impact through our inventory.
A NOTE ON COVID-19
The ASCP is currently determining the best way to approach the climate action planning process with a sensitivity toward the global pandemic and its economic implications. Our climate action planning process will work to acknowledge and integrate our new financial reality into the Climate Action Plan and will likely prioritize projects that realize energy and financial savings via energy efficiency projects with a higher ROI and reasonable payback period.
AURARIA CAMPUS' CLIMATE CRISIS RESPONSE
In 2008, the three academic institutions comprising the Auraria campus signed the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) pledging to reduce campus emissions 20% (below 2008 levels) by 2020, 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. However, a 2018 special report from the IPCC suggests that more immediate and aggressive reductions are required to prevent catastrophic warming. The state of Colorado has passed a law calling for statewide reductions of 26% by 2025, 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050.