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This guide is a resource for all members of the College of the Holy Cross campus community to improve environmental stewardship and consciousness in reducing their own carbon footprints while helping to reduce the College's overall footprint. In 2007, the College signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, agreeing to reduce our carbon emissions over the coming decades and to become carbon neutral by 2040. Through administrative initiatives and simple changes students and employees are making in their daily habits, Holy Cross is striving to become a more sustainable, environmentally conscious college.


This guide is a collaborative effort of the following College of the Holy Cross offices and organizations: Presidential Task Force on the Environment, Office of Transportation, 2013-2014 co-chairs of Eco-Action, 2013-2014 chairs of Oxfam, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Student Government Association, 2012-2013 Environmental Liaison program.