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Webinar: How To Accelerate Your Institution’s Scope 3 Emissions Reductions

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

With campus leaders facing mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions, many institutions are struggling to measure and manage scope 3 emissions. Data collection is highly manual, and many institutions simply don’t know where to start given complex supply chains and potentially hundreds of vendors and suppliers operating on a campus. However, Scope 3 emissions often the largest share of a typical school’s footprint, and reducing them is essential to reaching our climate goals. Given rising external expectations and regulatory pressures, the time to start is now. In this fireside chat, we’ll be discussing how to get started with collecting Scope 3 emissions data with real-world applications that won’t overwhelm your sustainability team’s resources. This session will be actionable, and include tangible strategies that institutions can use today.

This webinar will explore the following explore the following questions: Where to start with Scope 3 emissions management? How do you prioritize? What does a sound strategy look like? What are the right tools and resources to scale data collection and analysis? How do you leverage the data collected to make informed reduction interventions? What’s the best way to engage vendors and suppliers along the way? How do you communicate progress back to the campus community?

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Presenters

Alex Lassiter, CEO, GreenPlaces

Alex Lassiter is the Founder and CEO of Raleigh-based GreenPlaces, a platform to make achieving sustainability easy for all businesses. Prior to GreenPlaces, Alex co-founded Gather, an enterprise software startup serving the hospitality industry that was acquired by General Atlantic for $500M. Alex was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina. He’s an active venture investor, lecturer and advisor to software companies.

Noah Upchurch, Sustainability Coordinator, Catawba College

Noah Upchurch is the Sustainability Coordinator at the Center for the Environment. In this role, he leads critical initiatives aimed at advancing sustainability and environmental stewardship within the college community and beyond. His responsibilities range from managing the College’s AASHE STARS Report and improvement projects to conducting carbon accounting and assisting in the development of renewable energy systems. He holds degrees in sustainability studies and philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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