Goals and Targets
Our goal for this project was to gather data for the Marlboro College community to be able to cut back on our negative environmental impacts. This class should happen every two years to reevaluate the college’s assessment and to make new goals. The project was to help the community members understand what they could do to be more environmentally friendly on and off campus. As new information about being sustainable and new environmentally friendly products are being produced every day, having this class would help the college significantly. The college needs to be improving every year towards being sustainable. In order for this to happen, the whole Marlboro community needs to make an institutional commitment to keep having classes and awareness for sustainability. With more time the document could improve in going further with data collection, assessments, and analysis. Having goals for the community every year could improve on what gets done. This document should be the stepping stone for the next evaluation the college does.
- Have this class every two years
- Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 10% every year
- Eliminate all use of paper cups by 2013
- Cut electricity use in all buildings by 20% by 2013
- Have the dining hall purchase 20% of their food from the college farm by 2013
Each member in the class has also written a proposal for the Marlboro College community to adopt to reduce negative environmental impact; these are in the proposals section.