The University of Maryland is accelerating its own goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by Earth Day 2025, accelerating its previous deadline by 25 years. President Darryll Pines said Thursday the College Park campus will adopt a number of changes in the coming years to offset the institution’s carbon emissions, including buying renewable fuels, increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and purchasing carbon credits. Pines also plans to convert the institution’s fleet of about 1,000 vehicles to electric by 2035, he said.
University of Maryland accelerates climate goals, aiming for ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by Earth Day 2025
April 23, 2021