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Thursday, May 19 • 10:00am - 10:15am
Central Washington University Commuter Analysis: Employees

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To lessen their environmental impact, universities across the United States started taking a closer look at their own carbon footprint. At Central Washington University, the sustainability department is seeking to accomplish a part of this goal by cutting down on greenhouse gasses emitted by employee commuters. The necessary first step in solving this problem is using GIS to determine where the commuters are located and how many miles they are commuting per day. By using a 60-mile study area, split into 6 zones, I found that most employees are located within 0-2 miles accounting for nearly 3000 miles commuted each day. However, while only 10.1% of commuters are located in rural and outlying cities, they account for 19,812 miles commuted per day. Our results also showed us more comprehensive employee and student data, including telework information, should be collected before an action plan to reduce GHG emissions can be solidified.


Eileen Kelsey

Undergraduate, Geography

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Sterling Quinn

Mentor, Geography

Thursday May 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Student Union & Recreation Center (SURC) - Ballrooms B&C

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