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Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint is a measurement of total greenhouse gas emissions.  Electricity, natural gas, commuter data, and waste generation are part of what is analyzed to produce a  "tons of carbon dioxide equivalent" that can then be used to gauge improvement and compare institutions.

"Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our Mother? What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the Earth."
~ Chief Seattle in a letter to President Franklin Pierce, 1852