Brown University Buys Carbon Offset Credits - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions  -  June 13, 2022

Brown University Buys Carbon Offset Credits

Brown University announced plans to purchase 137,500 carbon offset credits.

The university selected Tradewater’s carbon offset credits through an intensive review process facilitated by global climate advisor CustomerFirst Renewables. Tradewater reduces GHG and generates carbon credits from the collection and destruction of potent refrigerant gases.

In March 2021, Brown University developed and published the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan that included a commitment to reduce campus GHG emissions by 75% by 2025 and to become net zero by 2040. Purchasing carbon offset credits represents one step on the path to reaching these targets.

All credits will be issued by the American Carbon Registry and The Verra Registry. These leading independent carbon offset registries have set forth strict protocols to ensure the work is done credibly and responsibly. All project activities are also audited by independent third-party verifiers. 

“The University’s overall goal is to cut out greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040,” said Jessica Berry, director of the Office of Sustainability, in a  statement. “Achieving this historic milestone requires a mix of climate solutions working in concert. Employing high-quality carbon offsets will help us meet our climate goals in the immediate term.”


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