Bishop’s achieves carbon neutrality ahead of target


Bishop’s University has announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality well in advance of its original 2030 goal. The university sought to achieve neutrality in terms of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from owned and controlled sources and energy purchases. This was achieved through a variety of initiatives, including implementing a geothermal loop to cease the use of heating oil and reduce the university’s consumption of natural gas. The university will purchase carbon reduction offset credits to offset its remaining GHG emissions. “Bishop’s plans to address remaining emissions through initiatives that favour public transit, and by continuing to phase out natural gas heating in favour of electric heating,” said Bishop’s Vice-Principal, Finance and Administration Isabelle Goyette.