By Rachel McDevitt | WITF • May 4, 2020. 90.5 WESA.
Two Pennsylvania colleges are now carbon-neutral — joining only a handful of other schools with the same achievement nationwide. Allegheny College in northwestern Pennsylvania and Dickinson College in central Pennsylvania hit their goals this month. In 2008, each college was generating nearly 19,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases. To reach net-zero, they relied on a mix of energy efficiency measures, renewable energy projects, and purchasing credits to offset what they still emit. Pennsylvania is the fifth largest carbon emitter in the United States at 215 million metric tons as of 2017.
Photo caption/credit: The Dickinson College Campus in Carlisle, Cumberland County.