Carbon Footprint

The data below details Wesleyan's carbon footprint in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), which includes emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases that are responsible for warming the atmosphere.  In the % change from 2008 column, emission sources are color coded: 

  • Green = significant emissions decrease (>5% decrease)
    • Dark green = very significant emissions decrease (>50% decrease)
  • Yellow = no significant change (-5% to +5% change)
  • Red = significant emissions increase (>5% increase)
    • Dark red = very significant emissions increase (>50% increase)

The table below shows the most recently available information and is updated annually in November as inventories are completed.