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As a leader in sustainable technology education, Oregon Tech accesses a variety of resources--from other organizations and documents created at Oregon Tech. Partnering organizations include the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and the College Sustainability Report Card. Oregon Tech's AASHE membership allows Oregon Tech students, faculty, and administrators to have access to members-only web resources (contact a Sustainability Coordinator in order to get a password). In order to complete greenhouse gas emissions inventories, Oregon Tech's Energy Analyst uses the Clean Air-Cool Planet Carbon Calculator. Oregon Tech is also involved in sustainability activities in the Klamath Basin and works closely with Klamath Sustainable Communities and the Klamath Leaf of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council.
Oregon Tech also has several helpful documents detailing sustainability efforts and the history of sustainability at Oregon Tech. The Sustainability Plan looks over Oregon Tech's long history and commitment to sustainability while outlining a plan for creating a sustainable campus by 2017. Several greenhouse gas inventories have been conducted; Oregon Tech's greenhouse gas emissions are available for 2004-2008. In the spring of 2009, the President's Council adopted a new Energy Star Appliance Purchasing Policy for the campus.
Oregon Tech's sustainability-dedicated personnel lead Oregon Tech in its mission to be a leader in Sustainable Technology education. Sustainability at Oregon Tech is coordinated by the Executive Committee of the Sustainability Committee. For more information about Sustainability at Oregon Tech, please contact the following: