Climate Action Plan


This public page is the storehouse for resources and information for the working group addressing campus grounds issues as they relate to greenhouse gas emissions at Auburn. As the Climate Action Planning (CAP) process continues, resources will be added to this page.

All meetings of the working groups are open to the public. As meeting times and locations are established they will be posted on the calendar below.

If you have any questions about Auburn's Climate Action Planning process, please feel free to email



Important background materials

Auburn's Carbon Inventory/Climate Action Plan FAQ

American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment FAQs

Climate Action Planning Guide (AASHE)

(If you would prefer the AASHE guide as a .pdf you can download it here)

Example CAPs from other schools

Complete compilation of all example CAPs

University of Florida CAP 2009

UNC Chapel Hill CAP 2009

UC Berkeley CAP 2007

Yale GHG Reduction Strategy (not ACUPCC signatory)

General resources

Raw copy of the campus carbon inventory calculation spreadsheet

User's Guide for campus carbon inventory calculator

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

Grounds specific resources

Forestry Carbon Offset Guidelines:

The Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry Guidance for GHG Project Accounting

AU Grounds related policy documents:

2007 AU Campus Master Plan

2007 AU Campus Master Plan - Appendix A: Analysis

AU Image and Character Guidelines (large: 84MB)

AU Landscape Services Sustainability Practices Summary

AU Landscape Services Water Conservation report

AU 1990 Tree Preservation Policy

Summary of 2009 AU Tree Inventory - compiled by Art Chappelka

Shared Documents for the Group:

Spreadsheet template with all of the considerations needed for each solution/recommendation

Shared Document for entire Grounds Working Group

This is the main document that the group is using to compile ideas and ultimately use as the template for the final document that will be produced by the group. Any changes that you make in the link above are changes to the official document.

Meeting Agendas/Minutes



Calendar of Grounds working group activity plan

This calendar provides a tentative timeline for the planning process. As we advance through the process there will undoubtedly be changes made to the timeline that will be reflected here.