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Interpreting and Communicating your Carbon Footprint Results

This 4-hour virtual course will help you turn your carbon footprint result into a message and strategy to further your organization’s sustainability goals. We will present strategies for interpreting, communicating, and utilizing your results to manage your footprint and move toward climate change solutions for your organization. This course will explore the following topics:

  • How to interpret your greenhouse gas inventory results, including identifying which sources are the most important and where there are opportunities for reductions.
  • Strategies for communicating your footprint results, including identifying your audience(s) and developing your messaging.
  • Guidelines for setting a carbon footprint reduction goal, including how to conduct scenario analysis, how to set a target year, and how to track your progress.
  • Common challenges with tracking footprints, including changing system bounds.

We will demonstrate these concepts using SIMAP (www.unhsimap.org), a carbon and nitrogen footprint tool that is hosted by the UNH Sustainability Institute.

This course will include presentations from the instructors, breakout group discussions, hands-on data exercises in breakout groups, and Q&A sessions. We recommend that you take “Introduction to Carbon Footprinting” and “Carbon footprinting: Data collections and calculations” before this course. If you’d like to take this course first, please contact the instructors.


This course will be offered for free to UNH students. If you are interested, please contact Allison Leach (Allison.Leach@unh.edu) for more information.

This program is offered in partnership with the UNH Sustainability Institute

Instructor Bios


Interpreting and Communicating your Carbon Footprint Results

  • Jennifer Andrews

    Jennifer Andrews

    Jenn Andrews has spent the past two decades supporting climate action and sustainability across sectors.  Since 2013 she has been at the University of New Hampshire working with faculty, staff and students to meet campus sustainability goals; directing efforts to help higher education institutions and other organizations undertake carbon and nitrogen tracking and management, with the Sustainability Indicators Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP); and coordinating and collaborating with other sustainability professionals in the public and private sectors to strengthen the sustainability field.  Before coming to UNH she worked for a New England-based, climate-solutions focused nonprofit.

  • Allison Leach

    Allison Leach

    Allison Leach is a postdoctoral researcher with the UNH Sustainability Institute. She is a developer of the nitrogen footprint approach, and she led the integration of the nitrogen footprint into SIMAP. She currently works on SIMAP research & development. Prior to arriving at UNH, Allison was a researcher and graduate student at the University of Virginia where she developed the first-ever university level nitrogen footprint model. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation was titled "The Nitrogen Challenge: Footprints Tools and On-Farm Solutions."

01:00pm - 03:00pm
01:00pm - 03:00pm
Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Allison Leach
Jennifer Andrews
199.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Sustainability Student Discount
Guild Discount
Military Discount
SIMAP Subscriber Discount
REEO Discount
New to NH Discount