Université de Sherbrooke has formally achieved carbon neutrality eight years before its goal. USherbrooke states that carbon neutrality is one of the most powerful ways to limit global warming, which is why the university has been taking on initiatives such as purchasing biogas, installing heat pumps and a geothermal system, and renovating the student life pavilion. The university also purchased certified securities to finance greenhouse gas (GHGs) reduction projects and credits certified by the UN, although it states that the purchase of these credits is a “last resort” as it focuses on further reducing its GHGs. The announcement was unveiled in the presence of David Suzuki, who provided a lecture on climate change at the institutional event. USherbrooke Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.