Climate Action Plan

Climate Neutral by 2050

Creighton’s main sustainability goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. This goal was established in 2010 when Fr. John Schlegel, SJ, signed the American Colleges and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as a public demonstration of Creighton’s commitment to addressing climate change. ACUPCC was renamed the Climate Commitment in 2015.

Click to ViewA major benefit of signing the original commitment was the University completed a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions and developed a Climate Action Plan. Our Climate Action Plan was created by The Brendle Group and was finalized in May 2013.

Strategic Priorities

Our University?s carbon footprint can be seen in the greenhouse emission documents to your right. The top three contributors to our footprint are:

  1. How we light, heat, and cool our buildings: Purchased electricity and steam/chilled water
  2. Airline travel: Flying to conferences, meetings, study abroad, athletic events
  3. How we as students, faculty, and staff commute to and from campus: Driving cars as a primary form of transportation