State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2017: Trends in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

A report from Sightlines and The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire

Over the past decade, higher education business, facilities, and sustainability officers have invested a great deal toward reducing campus resource use, waste, and negative ecological impact.

This year’s State of Sustainability report will explore how these investments have helped to mitigate and adapt to climate change, identify current sustainability “wins”, and provide a series of forward-looking recommendations across four widely-adopted strategies: fuel switching, energy efficiency, space management, and mechanical upgrades.