Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Greens Fee?

According to this article in the DE, the Student Environmental Center, along with SIUC's Plant and Service Operations, is pushing for an additional $10 student fee to fund renewable energy research and projects on campus. The fee would raise approximately $300,000 per year. The implication is the funding would be directed by the proposed Sustainability Council. I was struck by this comment:

Megan Pulliam, a senior from Chatham studying Spanish, said the fee would only be implemented if it has student support. There will be a campus-wide student vote in April on the proposed fee.

"I'm confident that students will show concern for the environment," said Pulliam, who is also the campus's representative on the Board of Trustees.

So if you don't vote for the fee, you're not concerned for the environment. Seems to me I've recently seen a similar "If you don't agree with me, you're not concerned for the environment/deserving of a position of leadership" comment.

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