Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Harold Glasser

Second Advisor

Dr. David Karowe

Third Advisor

Pravin Sevak


Global climate change is becoming an increasing problem today, yet many people are unaware of the issue or aren't concerned. The issue is real and the consequences are beginning to show. As students of a major university, we decided to find out how our campus contributes to the problem by compiling a greenhouse gas inventory of Western Michigan University. By calculating how much carbon dioxide is emitted per year from our campus we were able to determine how we contribute to the overall picture.

This report contains our research, data, and our overall assessment. This is the first inventory taken of Western Michigan University and is a starting point for future students to use. We hope that our research will help lead classes in the right direction to keep the inventory up to date and try to find solutions to lower the emissions from our campus.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only