Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen


Climate change is a global issue that poses large risks to all life, and energy consumption plays a significant role in this. The goal of this project was to find a way to help Tower Hill Botanic Gardens monitor and manage their environmental impact by assessing their carbon footprint. This was achieved by establishing indicators that are relevant to the institution, developing a tool based on the indicators to assess the facility, and engaging the staff and the public through the results of the tool. We were able to accomplish this goal and estimate Tower Hill's carbon footprint and which sources impact the footprint most. After we measured the footprint of Tower Hill, we provided recommendations for Tower Hill to manage their carbon emissions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies