Johns Hopkins University (JHU) recently released a draft of its Climate Action and Sustainability Plan, which charts a path for the university’s sustainability commitments through 2030 and beyond.

The university is hoping for feedback from the JHU community before a final version of the plan is created. Ways to do this include:

  • Attending a town hall – either in person or virtually – that is set to happen on October 11, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM in Scott-Bates Commons
  • Reading the plan and commenting online
  • Attending academic events to learn more about cutting-edge climate and sustainability teaching and research taking place across our schools

Ben Link

“The Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) team is thrilled about the launch of the robust, detailed JHU Climate Action & Sustainability Plan,” said Ben Link, the managing director of ROSEI. “In the plan we hear the voices of so many colleagues, neighbors, and community leaders. The plan describes the pathways we, together, will pursue to address our own contributions to the climate crisis while simultaneously situating ourselves within the broader Maryland state climate goals defined in the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022.”

Led by the Sustainability Plan Steering Committee and supported by advisory groups, the Office of Sustainability, four technical working groups, and students, faculty, staff, and community partners, this consultative process has led to a draft university-wide Plan that touches on Research, Teaching & Scholarship; Climate Action; Built & Natural Environments; Responsible Consumption; and Mobility & Transportation.

“By focusing on JHU’s existing areas of excellence in Research, Teaching and Scholarship, and pairing these with a vision and principles rooted in equity, urgency and community partnership, we set the stage for a new way we will operate with sustainability as a driving force,” Link said.