Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Business

First Advisor

Sheila Mitchell


Recycling, planting trees, and bringing your own bags to the grocery store are some of the activities people regularly think about when it comes to sustainability. In the grand scheme of life, how much difference can one person make? What if there were stricter standards for corporations which accounted for their emission of pollutants? Environmental Accounting is a branch of accounting that is progressively gaining popularity and has the potential to redefine the standards of sustainability for companies. With integration of past proposals for a carbon tax and a cap and trade system, a new proposal could be formed that will be revolutionary for sustainability standards that could make an actual difference in the world.

Included in

Accounting Commons