Who Does this Affect?

In our greenhouse gas emissions data for the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, we report our greenhouse gas emissions that are the result of all college-sanctioned travel including faculty and staff travel, as well as study-away travel.

How Important is Airline Travel?

Airline travel is our third highest source of greenhouse gas emissions behind heat and electricity. In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the College’s airline travel accounted for 15.7% of total emissions.

Know your Impact

Calculating the emissions for your trip before you book may help you make a more calculated decision, which you can do using this Carbon Footprint Calculator.

How to Travel

Traveling by airliner is the most carbon-intensive way to travel. The Twin Cities is uniquely positioned to offer multimodal ground transportation options detailed on the Sustainable Transportation page.

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