Reducing UM Commuter Emissions

James Wooldridge
President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Research Assistant, Dual Master Student in Studying Environment and Sustainability as well as Urban and Regional Planning

Griffin Barron
President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Research Assistant, Environmental Engineeering Undergraduate Student

The University of Michigan

Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Bldg, Univ of Michigan, North Campus.
Noon, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Two representatives from the Commuting Emissions team on the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality will be presenting their team’s work thus far. It will include the emissions modeling, assumptions, and potential policies. They are interested in a discussion with the audience about both their modeling and proposed policy choices.

The commuting team is one of 8 teams that are working on the University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality. The commuting team is developing an approach to measuring the carbon impact of the commute to the three University of Michigan campuses. They are studying approaches used by peer institutions for reducing the carbon impact of the commute and their effectiveness. They will discuss how they are adapting promising approaches used elsewhere to the specific conditions of the UM campuses and their surrounding areas. The study will conclude with prioritized recommendations for reducing the commute’s carbon footprint, including metrics and indicators for tracking progress.

Read the Carbon Neutrality Interim Report here.

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