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Transportation SWATeam (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 8/23/2019

    Dear SWATeam members,  We are so happy to welcome you to the FY20 SWATeams, including Energy, Land and Water, Zero Waste, Transportation, Education, and the new Resilience Working Advisory Team (RWAT).  SWATea

  • 8/21/2019

    Dear FY19 SWATeam members, As another academic year is about to begin, we want to first thank you for all of your help moving campus toward the goals outlined in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP).

Description

The Transportation SWATeam is a team of faculty, staff and students who work to advance the 2015 iCAP transportation objectives. The team forms recommendations to reduce the 10% of campus emissions which are attributable to transportation. We address air travel emissions, fleet emissions, single-occupancy vehicle usage, renewable fuels, and active transportation.

Based on FY14 data, transportation emissions have increased by 30% since the FY08 baseline.  Because emissions from the fleet and commuting are down by three and six percent, respectively, the increase in total transportation emissions is entirely due to a 52% increase in air travel emissions relative to FY08.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Julija Sakutyte

    Project Leader:

    Julie Cidell

    Team Members:

    • Yanfeng Ouyang
    • Lindsay Braun
    • Pete Varney
    • Sarthak Prasad
    • Marie Hubbard
    • Trevor Gresham
    • Zhuo Chen