Colby-Sawyer Climate Action Plan: Let’s be the change we seek

I’m very proud to say I go to a college that cares so much about sustainability. After hearing a talk this morning from sustainability coordinator (and fabulous person) Jennifer White, I got to thinking about climate change and what Colby-Sawyer is doing to reduce carbon emissions.

I’m sad to say that I had no idea Colby-Sawyer had even made the “GreenROUTES Climate Action Plan for Colby-Sawyer College” as it’s called. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known about GreenROUTES all along — I was, I believe, a first year student when the original plan was orchestrated but I was unaware of it being updated. This saddens me simply because it means the word has not yet been spread across campus of the plan’s existance. 

I have to admit, I have not yet had a chance to dive in and read the plan but I hope to do that within the coming days. I’ve sort of become passionate about these such causes especially food issues and become healthier (as demonstrated through the editorial I sent to the Concord Monitor). 

The big thing right now is the need to become aware. In a way that’s all we can ask of people. Awareness is the key to thinking and thinking leads to planning which leads, hopefully, to action. 

I’m excited to see where the 350 planning will go — I’m in the PR group which I believe to be the core of my passion. I love exposing people to new ideas and getting the word out about ideas that matter to our future as a world.  

I know we have a real opportunity here to do some good. Let’s be the change we seek. I’m getting pumped now!

Jen White asked us to post the climate action plan to our blogs — I’ve done so here. Now I have to stop looking like a hypocrate and actually read the document…well I got the first step down. I know it exists. That’s more than I can say for most people on this campus!

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