Colorado College in Colorado Springs said Wednesday that it is the first university in the Rocky Mountain region to achieve carbon neutrality, according to The Denver Post.
The college has worked for more than a decade toward zero net emissions and has reduced them by 75 percent.
“There was some resistance at the time from the leadership of the college who were concerned about the ability of the college to make that commitment,” David Amster-Olszewski, founder of the Sunshare Community Solar company, told the Post. “It’s really something to think about the reasonable questions and concerns people had 10 years ago about the college committing to carbon neutrality and see this goal realized now.
“It says something about the value of taking a leap of faith and setting up a bold goal that nobody thinks you can hit and finding a way to hit it,” he added.