We write to provide an update on the progress we’ve made toward the College’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 through our ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP). Our last letter, in November, noted that our New England College Renewable Partnership’s solar energy facility went online, providing renewable electricity to meet nearly all of our purchased electricity needs and reducing campus CO2 emissions by more than 3,200 metric tons per year, or 17.5% of our carbon footprint. We also noted that the centerpiece of CAP, the transformation of our fossil fuel-based infrastructure to a renewable energy-based “low temperature, hot water” infrastructure, had reached a design milestone, but cost estimates were considerably higher than anticipated due to pandemic-related market complications coupled with the complexities of the campus’s underground routing structure. Supply chain disruption also contributed to the College’s decision to delay the anticipated Spring ’22 Phase I start of this generational project. Despite these challenges, however, we are pleased and confident that the completion target of 2030 can be maintained.
Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Home improvement retailer Ikea’s Greenwich store has achieved sustainable construction certification BREEAM’s ‘Outstanding’ status, just over two months after it opened.
We aim to make our packaging as sustainable as possible. Find out where our materials come from and what to do with them when you’ve finished your tea….
Air Transat has made its first two delivery flights on July 17 and 18th, with its new jets fuelled by a kerosene blend containing 10 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for the Canadian carrier.