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Carbon Neutral Campus
HEI Grand ChallengeResilient Bioregion
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will have achieved carbon neutral status.
The dramatic reduction of carbon emissions is essential to achieve our climate goals. This mission sees UL transform our campus into one which has no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To do so, the campus carbon footprint will be eliminated through reduced emissions, carbon sequestration, and carbon offsetting.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to promote sustainable development and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Each mission and associated project within the Mission Lab portfolio is directly linked to one or more SDGs, ensuring all efforts are in service of true impact.

Sustainable Development Goals in Focus

01No Poverty
02Zero Hunger
03Good Health and Well-being
04Quality Education
05Gender Equality
06Clean Water and Sanitation
07Affordable and Clean Energy
08decent work and economic growth
09Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
10reduced inequalities
11Sustainable Cities and Communities
12Responsible Consumption and Production
13Climate Action
14Life Below Water
15Life on Land
16Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17Partnerships for the Goals


+carbon reduction
+carbon sequestration
+carbon offsetting
+energy efficiency
+building retrofits
+repair and repurposing
+rewilding and green space
-carbon emissions
-energy leakage and waste
-fossil fuel usage


Official metrics are yet to be defined by the mission team and additional key stakeholders. This will occur upon commencement of the mission projects and will be influenced by data derived from baseline studies of the systems relevant to each mission.

Mission Model

The mission model is a structured framework that guides the development and execution of each mission. This model allows for a flexible and dynamic approach to mission-based work, where diverse stakeholders can come together to create positive change.
HEI Grand Challenge
Resilient Bioregion
Carbon Neutral Campus
Cross Sector Innovation
Buildings & Estates
Waste Management
Student-led Sustainability Office
Environmental Protection (EPA)
Biomaterials Science
Offsetting Partners
Project Portfolio
Carbon Neutral Campus
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