Friday, August 14, 2009
Bill Clinton (SFS'68) encourages colleges to go green
Bill Clinton (SFS'68) spoke yesterday at the 2009 Climate Leadership Summit in Chicago, which was sponsored by the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
In front of a group of 250 college administrators, Clinton spoke about our need to ramp up action around climate change.
He said, "Every time somebody sees a project on one of your campuses, fixing a building, you are having an impact, even beyond the fight to produce climate change and lower your utility bills."
He also encouraged college students to call into their senators and representatives to advocate for reform.
Bill Clinton is always welcome to come to his alma mater to speak about college sustainability. I think that would be a powerful statement---one that would bear meaning to the campus on multiple levels. Maybe he can speak in the beginning of 2010---42nd for the 42nd, anyone?
I think we learned from his speech that, as is the case with all of us, renewable energy "turns him on," so to speak.
The photo comes from TreeHugger. I chose this over a fantastic but out-of-context photo of me with Clinton from a rally last year.