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Contents Tables, Figures, and Boxes Foreword by Lawrence Bacow Acknowledgments Chapter 1 A Time for Action Our Imperiled Planet The College and university climate change Imperative How Colleges and Universities Can Make a Difference How You Can Use this Book to Plan and to Act Chapter 2 Climate Change Basics and the University Climate Change Basics for Decision Makers and Advocates Sub-National Initiatives for Climate Change The Role of Wealth Sources of Heat Trapping Gases Summary Chapter 3 The Campus Inventory and Climate Goals Emission Sources and the Emissions Inventory Goals for Action Monitoring Progress Toward Goals Summary Chapter 4 Climate Actors and Climate Advocacy University Decision Making and Climate Action Organizing and Advocating for Climate Action University Decision Making and Climate Action Summary Chapter 5 Strategy and Tactics for Climate Action Types of Climate Action Tactics for Climate Action Advocates Determining Strategy Determining Priorities Funding Climate Action The Challenges Developing a Climate Action Mindset Chapter 6 Buildings and Climate Change Action Why Buildings and Facilities? Applying Climate Change Action in University Facilities Decision Making for Climate Change New Buildings A Case for Action in Existing Buildings Summary Chapter 7 Tackling Emissions at the Source: Climate Actions in Buildings and Central Facilities Specific Opportunities for Reducing Emissions in Buildings Central Facilities Tools for Green Buildings and Climate Change Action The Role of Buildings that Teach Summary Chapter 8 Action Beyond Facilities University Purchasing University Transportation Solid Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate Action in Dining Services Other Opportunities to Reduce Emissions Summary Chapter 9 Planning and Policies for Climate Change Steps to Climate Action Planning University Master Planning and Climate Action Facilities Planning Financial Planning Educational Planning Policies to Reduce Emissions Reviewing Your Institution¿s Climate Action Plan Chapter 10 Personal Action Initiatives Knowledge and action The Nature of Personal Choices Take the Initiative Summary Chapter 11 Climate Action in the Classroom Link Academics and Action Raising the Broader Issues Moving from Classroom Education to Climate Action Suggestions for Getting Started Summary Chapter 12 Cooling the Ivory Tower Attributes of a Credible Effort What really matters: Acting Now Appendices: A Global Warming Potentials B Information Related to Climate Change and Climate Change Action C Elements of an Emissions Inventory D Emission Factors for Fuels E Sample Projects Given to Tufts Students F Article from the Tufts Daily Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- United States.
Global environmental change -- United States.
Science -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States.