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UVA and William & Mary Hope to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030



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    The University of Virginia and William & Mary are the latest schools to announce plans to become carbon neutral.

    The schools announced their goals Monday in a statement that said they hope to produce zero net greenhouse gas emissions. UVA and William & Mary said they will share information and collaborate.

    William & Mary said it's exploring an agreement that could bring as much as 60% of its electricity from solar farms.

    Another challenge is the use of natural gas for heating and steam production. William & Mary said it will hire a consultant to provide advice.

    The goals go further than power consumption. UVA hopes to expand plant-based meal offerings and switch to sustainably raised meats.

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