Goals recommended to the Environmental Advisory Group for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions are the same as the goals established by the Eastern Canadian Premiers and the New England Governors in their Climate Change Action Plan in 2001. To view the report, click here.
Short-term Goal : By 2010, reduce Colby's greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of building space by 9%.
Mid-term Goal: Reduce Colby's greenhouse gas emissions per square foot by at least 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. Establish an iterative five-year process, commencing in 2005, to adjust the goals, if necessary, and set future emissions reduction goals.
Long-term Goal: Reduce Colby's greenhouse emissions sufficiently to eliminate any dangerous threat to the climate; current science suggests this will require reductions of 75-85% below current levels.