On Friday, members of the student body will be giving up their privilege
to eat - a privilege many people around the world are losing because of
The 12 members of the Greenhouse are leading a Fast for the CAP,
starting Thursday night at 8PM and lasting until Friday at 8PM.
purpose of this action is to raise awareness about the Climate Action
Plan and to show solidarity for those people in the world
who suffer injustices of climate change. Because of climate change,
people are threatened world-wide with increasing food scarcity and
Please join us in this action. Ribbons and information on fasting will be available in the Student Center on Thursday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In March of 2007, President Daniel F. Sullivan signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. In becoming a signatory President Sullivan committed St. Lawrence to climate neutrality, zero-net greenhouse gas emissions.
The path to climate neutrality will not be an easy one; however we have made a significant step that I want to share with you today.
St. Lawrence is now running on 15% renewable electricity. This is equivalent to half of the electricity used by the Student Center and half of the electricity used by the Johnson Hall of Science. We have purchased RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) generated by wind turbines as our source of green electricity. The carbon emissions from electricity are about 36% of the University's total carbon footprint, thus we are proud to have taken this step to make our electricity use more sustainable and simultaneously show the nation that we support alternative energy.