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Alternative Transportation - Emissions - Campus Parking

Guiding Principles:

  • Eliminate our contribution to systematically increasing concentrations of substances extracted from the earth's crust.
  • Eliminate our contribution to systematically increasing concentrations of substances produced by society.
  • Eliminate our contribution to the physical degradation of nature.
  • Eliminate our contribution to the creation of barriers that keep people from meeting their human needs.

Transportation Related Substances:

  • Extracted: Fossil fuels (gasoline, diesel, motor oil)
  • Concentrated: 1,3 butadiene, benzene, diesel particulate, arsenic and chromium. [Portland Metro vehicle emissions above clean air health goals]

Alternative Transportation

  • Bicycles
  • Cafeteria credits: 
  • Carpools and vanpools
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Public transportation
  • School bus routes
  • Telecommuting
  • Walking

Campus Parking: 475 spaces

  • Upper School [Employee] Parking: 25 spaces + 2 handicap 
  • Upper School Art/Middle School Parking: 0 spaces [Construction Zone]
  • Early Bird Lot: 26 spaces (assigned to students - 3 person carpools only) 
  • Main Parking Lot: 17 carpool spaces 7 am to 2 pm (1st entrance)
  • Main Parking Lot: 151 spaces
  • Gym Parking Lot: 5 spaces + 2 handicap space
  • Outback: No Parking - School Buses Only
  • Theater Parking: 66 spaces
  • Hospital Parking Top Floor next to Gym: 200 spaces

Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Campus

  • Air quality index
  • Commuter Emissions: 18 to 28 tons year to date (down 4 to 6 tons from last year)
  • CO2 commute emissions:
  • Hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxide commute emissions: 
  • [Toxic air pollution near Schools] [Please: no idling]
  • School bus emissions

 Vehicles Entering Campus

  • 2009-10: 187,704 vehicles
  • 2010-11: 212,837 vehicles [up 14% from 2009-10]
  • 2011-12: 191,529 vehicles [down 10% from 2010-11]
  • 2012-13: down 31,700 (21%) from last year at this time

State of Oregon Diesel Recognition Program - Fleet Forward

  •  In 2008 Oregon DEQ recognized Catlin Gabel School as the first fleet in the area to use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and the first fleet to achieve platinum recognition in the diesel recognition program.
  • In 2010 Oregon DEQ renamed the program Fleet Forward. The silver, gold, and platinum awards were changed to three, four, and five stars. Catlin Gabel is a five-star member with decals on selected buses.

Sustainability indicators

  • Transportation commute emissions
  • Parking lot emissions 
  • Daily counts of vehicles