Carbon Footprinting Certificate
Upcoming half-day virtual courses:
Educational institutions, communities and businesses have a critical role to play in addressing global sustainability challenges like climate change, and the first step in the journey toward sustainability is to assess the existing organizational “footprint.” Sustainability assessment skills such as carbon footprinting are increasingly in demand professionally, as more corporations and institutions make public commitments to sustainability and carbon reduction goals.
Tracking and managing your carbon footprint (also called a “greenhouse gas [GHG] inventory”) is a technical process, but is not one that you need to be a scientist or math whiz to learn. With an understanding of some basic GHG accounting concepts and an awareness of the tools and resources available, anyone can help their organization or community take this important first step towards improved sustainability.
We offer half-day vritual courses through UNH Professional Development & Training. You can take the courses individually or toward the certificate. After completing the Carbon Footprinting Certificate Program, you will be prepared to tackle a GHG inventory for your school, organization, business, or community. The three required courses provide an introduction to carbon footprinting, an overview of core concepts for footprinting, and strategies for interpreting and communicating your carbon footprint results. The carbon footprint tool that is used for teaching is SIMAP, a tool hosted by UNH, but the concepts taught in this program can be applied to any carbon footprinting tool. SIMAP team members Jenn Andrews and Dr. Alley Leach teach the Carbon Footprinting Certificate courses.
UNH Carbon Clinic
Interested in calculating your organization's carbon footprint, but not sure where to start? Piloted in spring of 2022, the new Carbon Clinic is an exciting opportunity for regional businesses, nonprofits, and communities to partner with UNH students in a semester-long course. Apply here, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Our fall 2022 program is full, but we still have slots open in spring 2023.