University of Minnesota and Climate Change

The University of Minnesota has recently received uproar from their student body to lower their fossil fuel emissions and switch to sustainable energy. The U decided to proceed with keeping that promise by cutting emissions by half since 2008.

“The 51% drop in greenhouse gases was largely attributed to increased energy efficiency and greener power.” This resulted in the university of completing their goal of 50% by year 2021. The drop came from redeveloping their heating plant to use both electricity and steam to heat up and cool down its’ buildings.

The U wants to set the standard of what other schools should be doing to contribute to solving our current climate crisis. I believe the representation of a big university taking that leap especially in Minnesota is great news.

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