6) Transportation & Carbon Reduction Management Committee
Transportation and carbon footprint is a committee under the EcoCampus Management Center of UMS. This committee is responsible to look at the effects of transportation on the carbon footprint. Transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This number can vary based on a vehicle’s fuel, fuel economy, and the number of miles driven per year ( United States Environmental Protection Agency ).
Hence, EcoCampus Management Center of UMS is committed to promote awareness of carbon footprints from transportation among the UMS communities. One of the annual events organized by this committee is Car Free Day program which organized at the beginning of October. Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every 22 September which to encourage people to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool and walking.
Other than Car Free Day program, this committee also encourage carpool by promoting the preferential parking for carpool only at the designated parking space.
Head of Transportation & Carbon Reduction Management Committee :
DR. LILLIAN GUNGAT
Faculty of Engineering, UMS