Climate Commitment

Second Nature Carbon Commitment

In May 2007, President Corrigan signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (now the Carbon Commitment). Under this commitment, SF State completed a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory (2008) and a Climate Action Plan (2009). San Francisco State University's Climate Action Plan (CAP) guides ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for the next 20 years. With this plan, the University commits to reducing emissions below 1990 levels: 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2030. Read the full commitment.

The University will adhere to the strictest GHG reduction recommendations currently in place to reverse the negative social, environmental and economic impacts of climate change, as prescribed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan

SF State completed its first Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in May 2008. Emissions from SF State's electricity and natural gas usage, commuting and air travel mileages, and trash tonnages are included. The students in Environmental Studies 570 Campus Sustainability aided in the research.

The campus also completed its Climate Action Plan, which is the second step of the Presidents' Climate Commitment.

Reports are in PDF format. You must have at least Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or the later version (available on the SF State software download site).