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Considerations for COP28

Katie Parrish2023

By Lea Cerini
The United Arab Emirates is hosting the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai from November 30th to December 12th, 2023. This year, a key focus of discussions will be on the new Global Stocktake.

A Guide to Careers in Sustainability

Katie Parrish2023, Climate 101

By Lea Cerini
What makes a job “green”? There are many careers that can be considered green other than the predictable environmental scientist or solar panel installer. As businesses and governments are beginning to prioritize sustainability within their structures, more specialized jobs are becoming available in the job market.

Rutgers New Brunswick AASHE Silver Rating

Sustainability Tracking and Reporting at Rutgers Using AASHE STARS

mdrews2023, Climate 101

By Naina Waghray
Rutgers–New Brunswick recently earned a silver rating through AASHE STARS. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is an association that was formed to strengthen sustainability efforts on college campuses. The association is well known for its rating system, The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, better known as STARS.

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24/7 Clean Electricity and Scope 2 Emissions 

mdrews2023, Climate 101

By: Naina Waghray In our last issue of Climate 101, we discussed scope 1 emissions and their significance at Rutgers. In this issue, we will take a deeper look at scope 2 emissions and clean electricity. Put simply, scope 2 emissions are the indirect emissions that are associated with the purchase of electricity or steam for lighting, heating, cooling, etc (EPA).  Unlike …

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Scope 1: Reducing Direct Emissions on Campus

mdrews2023, Climate 101

By: Naina Waghray In the October 2022 issue of the Climate 101, we covered the basics of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions classifications, and what each one encompasses here at Rutgers. This month, we will take a deeper look at scope 1 carbon emissions, especially those associated with buildings.   Scope 1 emissions account for “direct greenhouse emissions that occur …

Rutgers Buses, like the one pictured here, only account for about 1% of the University's carbon footprint.

Buses, Cars, and Planes- Accounting for Our Transportation Emissions

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By: Samantha Donner In the US, transportation produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector, including electricity and agriculture. In a study done by the Environmental Protection Agency transportation alone accounts for 27% of all CO2 emissions, which primarily come from cars, trucks, ships, planes, and trains. Road travel, by cars, buses, and trucks, accounts for 74.5% of those transportation emissions. Similarly, in NJ transportation accounted for …