Case Study: University Air-Travel Offset Policy

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California State University East Bay (CSUEB) established a University Air-Travel
Offset Policy (the policy) to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from university-funded air travel. The policy went into effect on July 1, 2020. CSUEB now charges a $9 carbon fee for every air-travel round trip funded by the university or affiliate. The monies are deposited into the university’s Climate Action Plan Fund. The Campus Sustainability Committee will invest the funds in on-campus projects that reduce GHGs.

The University Air-Travel Offset Policy aims to help CSUEB meet goals laid out in its Climate
Action Plan (CAP). The CAP requires that all state-funded travel be carbon neutral or 100%
offset by 2022, and that CSUEB achieve campus carbon neutrality by 2040.

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