The Sustainability Working Group is charged with helping Carleton deepen its sustainability efforts and accelerate progress toward carbon neutrality.

Our group—which includes faculty, staff, and student members—will help shape action at institutional, educational, and individual levels. One of our primary objectives is to update Carleton’s climate actions, originally established by the College’s 2011 Climate Action Plan. This will include establishing new goals and activities for academic sustainability and setting a more aggressive end date for achieving the College’s goal of carbon neutrality. Our work will engage inclusively on campus and with alumni and partners to shape collective action.

We have now published a review (posted on September 25, 2023) of what we have heard and learned during our input process and exploration of opportunities that will inform the Sustainability Working Group Report and Plan. We want to hear your thoughts on how to strengthen sustainability at Carleton! Please submit your comments through the “Share Your Ideas” form.