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Energy Initiative

Efficiency and Carbon Emissions Reduction

In 2012, Roosevelt University purchased 1 million kWh of renewable energy, saving 908 metric tons of carbon emissions from the air and will continue to do so annually.

USEPA Green Power Partnership LogoAccording to the EPA, 53.9% of Roosevelt’s campus electrical power is certified Green Power: derived from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas or eligible biomass and low impact hydroelectric sources. 100% of Roosevelt’s Green energy is certified by a 3rd party source. Roosevelt University belongs to the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Leadership Club.

What if all universities in the U.S. reduced their emissions as Roosevelt has?

2.9 million metric tons of global carbon emissions would be saved per year, equal to carbon sequestered by 2.39 million acres of forests per year.1

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1 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0908742.html