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Key Objective: 8.7 Local Offsets Program

The iCAP 2020, objective 8.7 is: “Establish a local offsets program by FY24.” The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is iSEE. Progress is tracked in the iCAP Portal project page for Develop Local Carbon Offset Program.

Associated Metric

No metric specified for this objective


As stated in the Transportation chapter, we are interested in pursuing local carbon offset programs, in part to mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG) generated as a result of university air travel but primarily as a way to educate faculty and staff about air emissions. 

In collaboration with local communities, we plan to adhere to the following steps in pursuit of a results-driven carbon offsets program:

  • By the end of FY22, inventory available peer institutions and offset programs through a literature review.

  • By the end of FY23, develop a plan with wide stakeholder engagement both on and off campus.

  • During FY24, initiate the finalized plan.


Project History

  • 4/25/2023

    iCAP Resilience Team had their last meeting of the academic year on Tuesday, April 25th, at 1PM. The team edited the Carbon Offset Statement. The team will send this this statement as a recommendation format to the iWG.

  • 9/12/2022

    Meredith Moore and Tyler Swanson of iSEE met with Alicia Freter of the ACES Study Abroad office on August 31st to discuss options for developing a carbon offset program for students studying abroad in the college of ACES.