Wesleyan University Carbon Footprint

FY 2004 - 2016

The data below are in megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), which includes emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases.

FY 2008

FY 2009

FY 2010

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

FY
2016

Heat, AC, & Campus-Generated Electricity

14,251 16,960 18,338 19,250 16,452 16,882 16,663 17,595 16,809

Purchased Electricity

10,677 7,637 3,890 3,784 3,961 4,470 2,476 3,874 3,926

Electricity Transmission & Distribution Losses

1,056 755 240 234 245 276 153 239 357

Air Travel (Business and Study abroad)

3,537 3,639 3,381 3,321 3,347 3,194 3,709 4,207 4,067

Commuting

1,660 1,560 1,451 1,401 1,430 1,552 1,635 1,692 1,738

Campus Vehicle Fleet

353 400 379 335 340 333 338 358 358

Ground Travel

43 43 148 190 182 216 339 348 398

Fertilizer & Refrigerants

40 144 120 572 469 1565 141 830 645

Paper

64 106 92 79 143 127 92 68 31

Wastewater

54 31 34 36 30 31 34 41 25

Trash (Incinerator)

-44 -44 -39 -43 -38 -40 -33 -36 -16

Other

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 177 454 0
Total
31,691
31,232
28,035
29,158
26,562
28,606
25,548
29,216
28,439

Offsets (RECs and Composting)

0 0 0 0 0 -5 -12 -12 -36
Net Emissions
31,691
31,232
28,035
29,158
26,562
28,611
25,560
29,229
28,403