UH Manoa first to measure and report greenhouse gas ‘footprint’

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: May 2, 2008

In a ceremony next week, UH Mānoa will become the nation‘s first university — and the first organization in Hawai‘i - to agree to regularly measure and publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions under the standards of the non-profit Climate Registry. Already members of the Climate Registry are 75 major corporations, non-profit groups, cities and counties.

EVENT : Signing of the Climate Registry agreement

WHEN : Tuesday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Hawai‘i Hall Room 309, UH Mānoa

WHO : UH Mānoa administrators
Mānoa Climate Change Commission
Hawaiian Electric Company
State Department of Health

UH Mānoa‘s measurement of its carbon "footprint" sets a baseline to measure future reductions and will be a model for other state agencies and organizations in Hawai‘i.
This action is facilitated by the Mānoa Climate Change Commission as part of UH Mānoa‘s commitment to reduce energy use 30 percent by 2012 and to derive 25 percent of campus energy use from renewable resources by 2020.


For more information, visit: http://sustainability.hawaii.edu/group/Climate/