Unit Level Carbon Planning
The OSU Sustainability Office can help your academic college, administrative division or other unit create a carbon plan that fits your needs. Our goal is to increase and standardize practices that help reach OSU's ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals and support OSU's Strategic Plan.
Recognizing the need for a tailored approach, and after extensive benchmarking and development, the Sustainability Office and our partners adapted the toolkit below from similar work at Penn State University.
Carbon Planning Toolkit Introduction
We hope to inspire individual actions at the unit level that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One method successful at other leading institutions is unit level education, assessment and conversation.
With their permission, we have adapted and supplemented Penn State University's Sustainability Planning Guidebook and process; you will see frequent references to that institution rather than OSU. Please keep in mind that although Penn State's Guidebook is constructed around sustainability planning, our core work focuses on climate impacts. The process and tools for carbon planning are largely the same. We appreciate our Penn State colleagues' willingness to share, and anticipate releasing an OSU-specific version of these tools in the future.