In a move taken by only a handful of universities, USC aims for carbon neutrality. By 2025, USC will have improved its energy efficiency and expanded the use of solar power. USC also has made sustainability a core part of its curriculum, fostering global citizens who will fight climate change.
Recognizing the need for leadership in the race to confront climate change, the university will rapidly advance sustainable practices, upgrade campus facilities and begin the transition to a fully electric fleet.
“The challenge of climate change is immediate, and USC is setting an aggressive timeline to achieve carbon neutrality in a short amount of time,” said USC President Carol L. Folt. “Our responsibility is twofold — to our students who will inherit this world, and to the communities we share with our neighbors in Los Angeles. We’re answering the call to take immediate action to alleviate the worst effects of the climate crisis.”