Officials at Virginia Tech have announced a bold climate action commitment and sustainability plan for their large campus in Blacksburg, Va. The goals of the new 14 point Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan include reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 emission level by 2050, LEED Silver certification or better for all new buildings, improving electricity and heating efficiency of campus facilities, achieving a 35 percent recycle rate by 2012, and increasing alternative transportation on campus to 60 percent by 2020. 

Learn more from the website of the school’s newly established Office of Sustainability .