NEW HAVEN, CT — President Levin announced a set of three-year sustainability goals, recommended by a task force comprised of university administrators, according to the Yale Daily News.
The new plan is an expansion of Yale University''s
pledge to decrease carbon emissions 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, the article noted.
Yale''s Sustainability Task Force
, which President Levin formed in the summer of 2009, outlined 12 different categories in which Yale can mitigate its environmental impact, including transportation, building design and construction, dining and greenhouse gas emissions, the article stated.
"Universities have a critical role to play in curtailing global warming and providing leadership to build a more sustainable world," Levin said in a press release.
"As we embark on the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan
, we hope to instill in our students, staff and faculty a full understanding of what it means to be a part of a sustainable tomorrow," Levin added.