05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Aggressive New GHG Reduction Commitment by University of BC, Canada

In British Columbia, Canada, there is a pretty strong appetite for sustainability -- whether on energy, green buildings, transportation, you name it. Yesterday, the University of British Columbia took that sustainability leadership to a new level by pledging themselves to an aggressive set of GHG reduction targets.

While others are still talking about the Kyoto Protocol targets as if they are unreachable, UBC met them in five years ahead of schedule, in 2007. Now, they've committed themselves to some of the most aggressive targets that I've seen anywhere in the world.

By 2015, they're going to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 33% from a 2007 baseline. By 2020, they're going to reduce their GHGs by 67%. And by 2050, they're going to eliminate 100% of their GHGs.

They've got a bunch more details on how they're going to start getting there in their media release. Or, check out this video: