Burnt Orange Going Green

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 18, 2019

Dear Editor,
    From record-breaking heat waves and mudslides in California, to rising sea levels and Hurricane Harvey, it’s clearer than ever that we need to transition away from fossil fuels and invest in clean, renewable energy. Major reports warn that absent a massive effort to draw down global greenhouse gas emissions, our planet will suffer catastrophically. Is this the legacy we want to leave our young people?
    We have the power to work toward a better future, and last Thursday, students and staff at UT-Austin reminded us of exactly that. They’re asking their university to take the lead on climate by shifting to 100% renewable energy, and I couldn’t be more supportive. As one of Texas’ top universities, UT should set an example for communities across our state, and lead the way to a cleaner, healthier future for us all.
Emma Pabst
Clean Energy Associate, Environment Texas
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