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I would be interested in working on the sustainability plan for campus.

I was reading up on the Text of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, and i was thinking that solar power, if we had the funds for that, would be a great way of offsetting the emissions of greenhouse gasses. just a thought, not sure if it is realistic.

Other OWU funded transportation: sports teams, CLEAR, fieldwork, mission trips, environmental trips ect.

I am going to look into documenting and compiling all funded transportation for the greenhouse gasses offset.

Here is the list of all of the school sanctioned ground transportation for sports teams for the year of 2014 with the one way distance in miles.

Men’s Basketball vs Marietta //153 miles

Men’s Basketball at Defiance //122 miles

Men’s Basketball at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Women’s Basketball at Allegheny //217 miles

Women’s Swimming & Diving at Wooster //81.6 miles

Men’s Basketball at Allegheny //217 miles

Men’s Basketball at DePauw //232 miles

Women’s Basketball at DePauw //232 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Wooster //81.6

Men’s Swimming & Diving at Notre Dame //257 miles

Men’s Basketball at Wooster //81.6

Women’s Swimming & Diving at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Women’s Track & Field vs Spire Midwest Indoor Track & Field Open //170 miles

Men’s Swimming & Diving at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Basketball at Hiram //143 miles

Women’s Basketball at Wooster //81.6

Men’s Track & Field at Hillsdale Wide Track Classic //185 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Bob Shannon Invitational //38.3

Women’s Basketball at Kenyon // 38.3 miles

Men’s Basketball at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Men’s Swimming & Diving at NCAC championship//34.7 miles

Men’s Basketball at Wabash //233 miles

Men’s Track & Field at All-Ohio Division III championship Otterbein //96.4 miles

Women’s Basketball at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Lacrosse at Mount St. Joseph //139 miles

Men’s Basketball at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Ohio State Tune-Up //20.6 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Kenyon College Classic //38.3 miles

Women’s Tennis vs Principia //441 miles

Men’s Lacrosse vs Otterbein //96.4 miles

Men’s Swimming & Diving at Kenyon Fast Chance Invitational // 38.3 miles

Women’s Tennis at DePauw //232 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Denison Last Chance // 34.7 miles

Women’s Basketball vs Denison //34.7 miles

Men’s Basketball at Wooster //81.6

Men’s Track & Field at NCAC combined events //38.3 miles

Baseball vs Ohio Christian //55 miles

Men’s Basketball  NCAC championship//81.6 miles

Women’s Lacrosse vs Otterbein //96.4 miles

Women’s Track & Field at NCAC championship //16.6 miles

Men’s Basketball vs St. Norbert //519 miles

Men’s Tennis at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Golf at Capital Spring Invitational //33.5 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Amy Adams Memorial Invitational //97.7 miles

Men’s Tennis at Wabash //233 miles

Men’s Tennis vs Hanover //208 miles

Men’s Lacrosse at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Tennis at Denison //34.7 miles

Men’s Golf at McDaniel Spring Invitational //415 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Don Frail Invitational //153 miles

Women’s Lacrosse at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Women’s Tennis at Wooster //81.6

Baseball at Marietta //153

Women’s Tennis at Ohio Northern //57.7 miles

Softball at Heidelberg // 63.2 miles

Women’s Track & Field at All-Ohio combined events //16.6 miles

Women’s Golf at OVU Invitational  //137 miles

Men’s Lacrosse at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Softball at Allegheny //217 miles

Women’s Tennis at Case Reserve //131 miles

Men’s Tennis at Wooster //81.6 miles

Softball at Allegheny //217 miles

Women’s Tennis at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Women’s Tennis at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Softball at DePauw //232 miles

Men’s Lacrosse at DePauw //232 miles

Baseball at Shawnee State //115 miles

Women’s Lacrosse at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Tennis vs Hope Crawfordsville, Indiana //231 miles

Men’s Golf at Ted Barclay Spring Invitational //34.9 miles

Softball at Kenyon //38.3 miles    8569.6

Baseball at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Lacrosse at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Tennis at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Baseball at Denison //34.7 miles

Softball at Wooster //81.6

Men’s Lacrosse at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Lacrosse at Hiram //143 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Jesse Owens Classic //20.6 miles

Women’s Tennis at Adrian //149 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Kenyon Spring Invitational //38.3 miles

Women’s Lacrosse at Washington & Jefferson //185 miles

Women’s Tennis at Capital //33.5 miles

Women’s Tennis at Baldwin Wallace //114 miles

Baseball at Otterbein //96.4 miles

Men’s Tennis at Heidelberg //63.2 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Gina Relays //186 miles

Women’s Track & Field at Big Red Invitational //440 miles

Men’s Tennis at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Women’s Tennis vs Denison //34.7 miles

Men’s Golf at DePauw //232 miles

Women’s Track & Field at NCAC combined events Kenyon //38.3 miles

Baseball at Wabash //233 miles

Men’s Tennis vs Oberlin //96.4 miles

Women’s Tennis vs Wooster //81.6 miles

Men’s Lacrosse at Denison //34.7 miles

Baseball at Wabash //233 miles

Softball at Otterbein //16.6 miles 11394

Men’s Track & Field at NCAC championship //96.4 miles

Softball at DePauw //232 miles

Baseball at Wooster //81.6 miles

Softball vs Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Toledo Invitational //118 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Cardinal Twilight //233 miles

Women’s Cross Country at Kenyon Invitational //38.3 miles

Men’s Soccer at Calvin //292 miles

Volleyball vs Wilmington //87.2 miles

Women’s Soccer at Case Reserve //131 miles

Field Hockey vs Sewanee //492 miles

Men’s Soccer at Hope // 318 miles

Women’s Soccer at Baldwin Wallace //114 miles

Men’s Golf at Transylvania Fall Invitational //215 miles

Men’s Tennis at Kenyon Invitational //38.3 miles

Women’s Golf at Denison Fall Invitational //34.7 miles

Women’s Tennis at Kenyon Invitational //38.3 miles

Football at Bluffton //82.2 miles

Volleyball vs Illinois College //427 miles

Volleyball vs Anderson //171 miles

Field Hockey at Houghton //349 miles

Volleyball vs Webster //437 miles

Field Hockey at Nazareth //383 miles

Volleyball vs Illinois Tech //310 miles

Women’s Soccer at John Carroll //131 miles

Field Hockey at Wooster //81.6 miles

Volleyball at Muskingum //97.7 miles

Women’s Tennis at Oberlin Invitational //96.4 miles

Volleyball vs Denison //34.7 miles

Volleyball vs Wilmington //87.2 miles

Men’s Cross Country at Denison Invitational //34.7 miles

Women’s Tennis at Oberlin Invitational //96.4 miles

Volleyball vs Albion //216 miles

Volleyball at Manchester //190 miles

Field Hockey at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Golf vs Battle at the Brook //479 miles

Women’s Tennis at Oberlin Invitational //96.4 miles

Volleyball at Capital //33.5 miles

Women’s Soccer at Otterbein //16.6 miles

Field Hockey at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Tennis at ITA Central Regional  //414 miles

Men’s Soccer at Baldwin Wallace //114 miles

Women’s Golf at Polar Bear Classic //71.1 miles

Men’s Tennis at ITA Central Regional //400 miles

Women’s Golf at Eva Shorb Weiskopf Invitational //82.2 miles

Men’s Cross Country at NCAA Pre-National Meet //261 miles

Football at Denison //34.7 miles

Women’s Soccer at Wooster //81.6 miles

Men’s Soccer at Wooster //81.6 miles

Field Hockey at DePauw //232 miles    19761.8

Men’s Tennis at ITA Central Regional //350 miles

Men’s Golf vs Gordin Classic //30.2 miles

Volleyball at DePauw //232 miles

Men’s Soccer at Capital //33.5 miles

Field Hockey at Earlham //115 miles

Men’s Cross Country at All-Ohio Championship //64.8 miles

Women’s Soccer at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Field Hockey at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Football at Allegheny //217 miles

Men’s Tennis at Carnegie Mellon //201 miles

Men’s Soccer at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Men’s Golf at Kenyon Fall Invitational //38.3 miles

Volleyball at John Carroll //131 miles

Volleyball vs Rose-Hulman //258 miles

Volleyball at Hanover //208 miles

Volleyball at Denison //34.7 miles

Field Hockey vs Hendrix //759 miles

Men’s Cross Country at Oberlin Interregional Rumble //96.4 miles

Women’s Soccer at Allegheny //217 miles

Women’s Swimming & Diving at Kenyon Relays //38.3

Football at DePauw //232 miles

Volleyball at Hiram //143 miles

Men’s Soccer at Allegheny //217 miles

Men’s Soccer at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Field Hockey at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Men’s Golf at O’Briant-Jensen Memorial //429 miles

Volleyball at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Men’s Cross Country at NCAC Championship //100 miles

Men’s Swimming & Diving at Wittenberg //54.3 miles

Women’s Soccer at Hiram //143 miles

Men’s Soccer at Hiram //143 miles

Volleyball at Ohio Christian //17.9 miles

Volleyball vs Denison //34.7 miles

Football at Oberlin //96.4 miles

Men’s Swimming & Diving at Findlay //72.8 miles

Volleyball vs Hiram //143 miles

Women’s Swimming & Diving at Urbana //43.9 miles

Men’s Soccer vs Penn State-Behrend //226 miles

Men’s Cross Country at NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional //459 miles

Women’s Basketball vs Hamilton //319 miles

Women’s Swimming & Diving at Mount Union //131 miles

Men’s Soccer vs Calvin //292 miles

Women’s Basketball at Buffalo State //318 miles

Men’s Basketball at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Men’s Basketball vs Alma //277 miles

Men’s Cross Country at NCAA Division III championship //109 miles

Men’s Basketball at Calvin //292 miles

Women’s Basketball at Wilmington //87.2 miles

Men’s Soccer at Kenyon //38.3 miles

Men’s Soccer vs Christopher Newport //573 miles

Women’s Basketball at Capital //33.5 miles

Men’s Basketball at Wooster //81.6 miles

Men’s Track & Field at Capital Purple & White Invitational //33.5 miles

Men’s Soccer vs Tufts //763 miles

Men’s Basketball at Trine //186 miles

Women’s Basketball at Washington & Jefferson //185 miles

after we add all the distances up (29376.2 miles) and multiply by 2 to account for the return trip, we get the total miles traveled by means of school sanctioned vehicles.

we can then take that number (58752.4  in this case) and divide that by the average MPG of the most commonly used form of ground transportation that OWU hires which happens to be the MCI® E4500 LUXURY FLAGSHIP from the muskingum coach company (8 MPG).

That comes out to 7344.1 gallons of diesel fuel.

We then can then place this into a carbon perspective with a few steps if you know this information.

Carbon content in motor vehicle fuels
One of the primary determinants of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
from mobile sources is the amount of carbon in the fuel. Carbon content
varies, but typically we use average carbon content values to estimate
CO2 emissions.
The Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 600.113) provides values for
carbon content per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel which EPA uses in
calculating the fuel economy of vehicles:
Gasoline carbon content per gallon: 2,421 grams
Diesel carbon content per gallon: 2,778 grams

Calculating CO2 emissions
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for
calculating emissions inventories require that an oxidation factor be
applied to the carbon content to account for a small portion of the fuel
that is not oxidized into CO2
. For all oil and oil products, the oxidation
factor used is 0.99 (99 percent of the carbon in the fuel is eventually
oxidized, while 1 percent remains un-oxidized.)1
Finally, to calculate the CO2
emissions from a gallon of fuel, the carbon
emissions are multiplied by the ratio of the molecular weight of CO2
(m.w. 44) to the molecular weight of carbon (m.w.12): 44/12.
CO2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline = 2,421 grams x 0.99 x (44/12)
= 8,788 grams = 8.8 kg/gallon = 19.4 pounds/gallon
CO2 emissions from a gallon of diesel = 2,778 grams x 0.99 x (44/12) =
10,084 grams = 10.1 kg/gallon = 22.2 pounds/gallon

So in our case, we multiply 22.2 by 7344.1 = 163039.02

This year in school sanctioned ground travel alone, ohio wesleyan has produced roughly 163039.02 pounds of carbon dioxide.

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