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Climate Goals

Goal 1: Carbon neutral by 2040

Become carbon neutral by 2040 and carbon-negative—removing more greenhouse gases than we are putting into the atmosphere—no later than the university's 275th anniversary in 2041.

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Goal 2: Just equitable adaptation

Work across campus and engage with our host communities to establish comprehensive plans for just and equitable climate adaptation.

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Goal 3: Culture of sustainability

Build a culture of sustainability that integrates climate action into academic research, teaching, outreach, engagement, campus life, and university policy across Rutgers' campuses.

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