Students want CSU to stop using fossil fuels

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Campus leaders and thousands of students are urging Colorado State University to commit to a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

If CSU President Tony Frank signs on to the campaign, CSU would become the first university to set a goal for all renewable electricity — and likely lose its status as one of the biggest polluters in Larimer County.

The CSU Climate Reality Project Campus Corps campaign submitted about 4,200 student signatures supporting the campaign to Frank's office in late September. Campus leaders backing the petition include CSU's Chief Energy Engineer Carol Dollard and Tonie Miyamoto, director of communications and sustainability for Housing & Dining Services.

The 100 percent renewable goal is in line with CSU's goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, as well as its advancements in building energy efficiency and solar power development, campus organizer Sarah Snead said.

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2dIRP8L

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