Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group

The Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group is advancing carbon pricing through colleges and universities. The group was founded by Yale University, Swarthmore College, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and Second Nature. Its goals are to 1) support colleges and universities that wish to model internal carbon pricing on campus, and 2) explore the role of higher education in advancing carbon pricing on a state, regional, or federal level.

Contact the working group founders:

Casey Pickett, Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University, [email protected]

Isabel Saldarriaga Arango, Communications Officer, Carbon Markets and Innovation, World Bank, [email protected]

Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability, Swarthmore College, [email protected]

Ruby Woodside, Innovative Services Manager, Second Nature, [email protected]

Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit

This toolkit is a joint project of many authors at several schools and institutions, and is an outcome of the Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group. We wrote it as a resource for others considering how they might price carbon. In the toolkit, we explore a diversity of experiences establishing internal fees and integrating carbon prices into institutional decision-making processes. We are excited to support your journey.

This toolkit is in beta. The authors invite questions and recommendations for improvement. We look forward to integrating your ideas to make the toolkit as useful, inclusive, and easy-to-use as possible.  Thank you for investing your time to explore the toolkit and to consider a price on carbon at your institution.

Toolkit Editors

Casey Pickett, Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University, [email protected]

Ruby Woodside, Innovative Services Manager, Second Nature, [email protected]

Toolkit Authors

Alex Barron, Smith College, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, [email protected]

Casey Pickett, Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University, [email protected]

Nathaniel Graf, Climate Action Senior Fellow, Swarthmore College, [email protected]

Mick Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University, [email protected]

Breanna Parker, Smith College Class of 2018, [email protected]

Leanne Bilodeau, Associate Director of Sustainability Operations – Campus Planning + Development, University of British Columbia, [email protected]

Joanna Marshall-Cook, Senior Sustainability Manager, University College London, [email protected]

John Madden, Director, Sustainability and Engineering, University of British Columbia, [email protected]

Ciaran Jebb, Sustainability Office of Energy, Transport, and Water, University College London, [email protected]

Liam Appelson, Yale University Student, [email protected]

Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability, Swarthmore College, [email protected]

Susan Sayre, Assistant Professor of Economics, Smith College, [email protected]

Dano Weisbord, Director of Sustainability and Space Planning, Smith College, [email protected]

Sarah C. Zemanick, Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Cornell University, [email protected]

Sarah Brylinsky, Sustainability Communications and Integration Manager, Cornell University, [email protected] 

Kyle Richmond-Crosset, Sustainability and Engaged Scholarship Fellow, Swarthmore College, [email protected]

Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles, [email protected]

Renee Fortier, Executive Director, Events and Transportation, University of California, Los Angeles, [email protected]

Acknowledgements

We are deeply appreciative of the following people for their review and editing support:

Page Atcheson Matilsky, Our Climate

Meghan Chapple, George Washington University

Michael Evans, Williams College

Alice Favero, Georgia Tech University

Preston Jacobson, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Matti Kahra, Confederation of Finnish Industries

David Love, Williams College

Janet Peace, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Dylan Walsh 

Katrina Wyman, New York University

 

Interested in learning more?

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