The purpose of our climate change senior seminar project is to offset school funded domestic travel by implementing a fee structure to obtain an allocation of funding from different school departments responsible for sending students and faculty to locations around the United States. We need to take measures in creating a fund dedicated to creating sustainability -focused programs in order to maintain our reputation as a progressive and prominent institution. Once we generate money from the fees on our school’s travel, our first proposal is to reforest an underutilized piece of land owned by the school for the purpose of sequestering carbon. Our research explores the potential for this property to offset emissions, at what cost it will take to do it, and how it will create a more sustainable future for the University of Richmond.

Paper prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone.

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