The Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force was charged in the fall of 2021 by President Eric Barron to provide “specific, actionable, practical, and economically viable recommendations that when implemented will position Penn State as a leader in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and a model for other institutions and organizations to follow.”
The Task Force was comprised of faculty, staff, and representative students from across the University who worked diligently to
balance the challenge of the task with the urgency of the issue. Internal data was analyzed, benchmarked across peer institutions, alternate strategies were modeled, and they constructively discussed alternative pathways for institutional change.
The resulting report, released on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, sought to address two challenges: (1) the additional emissions reductions that are required are not “easy” and will require financial commitment, and (2) the urgency of the climate crisis requires that this investment be made soon.
Read or download the report HERE