Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Javier Hidalgo
This research seeks to understand why universities, or other small actors, have pledged carbon neutrality, if these reasons are valid, and if there is room to expand upon existing efforts. In answering these questions, I will investigate whether aggressive climate change mitigation passes a cost-benefit analysis, the nature of individual obligations, and how positive duties can spur social action. Finally, I recommend ways universities can create larger change, through trending social norms.
Schwartz, Jason, "Universities and Carbon Neutrality: Motivation to Act and How to Create a Domino Effect" (2020). Honors Theses. 1516.