Since 2008, the University has worked to reduce its carbon footprint. One goal for 2020 is to cut by 15 percent the 5,000 cars coming to campus. So far, incentives have reduced the number by 452.

Number of faculty, staff members, and graduate students who participate in incentive programs for travel by:

Mass Transit


Carpool and Vanpool (A ride home is guaranteed in an emergency)

Number of members of a car-sharing service

Reduction in pounds per year of carbon-dioxide emissions (a 19 percent drop) since 2009 with the use of 14 campus shuttle buses that run on biodiesel, a sustainable fuel

Source: Transportation and Parking Services; figures as of June 2013