Climate Action Plan


This public page is the storehouse for resources and information for the working group addressing campus purchasing 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)

Email listerver for Group

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

Purchasing specific resources

Green Purchasing summary and resources page

List of current campus preferred vendor contracts

National NAEP Green purchasing survey results:

Presentation slides highlighting survey results

Presentation slides from webinar on survey

Sources of third-party ratings for products:

Responsible Purchasing Network

US EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Site

US Energy Star Program

National Association of Educational Purchasers - Sustainability Site

Green Seal

Summary of Green Specifications compiled for the group:

Summary of Green Specifications compiled for the group by Luke Fargason

Shared Documents for the Group:

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

Draft AU Sustainable Purchasing Policy Document

Purchasing Group Shared Document

Meeting Agendas/Minutes



Calendar of Purchasing 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.