Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Greening of the Me Generation

College students at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa have agreed to assess themselves (or their parents) an extra $20 each semester to pay a wind-turbine electricity producer to generate 4.4 million kilowatt hours of "energy credits," making their campus 100 percent "green" as far as electricity goes (at least theoretically).

Forward-thinking student leaders at Appalachian State University voted a couple of years ago to assess themselves additional student fees to help move ASU toward solar power and other sustainable practices.

Not that all of that age group are blithely transcending hedonism, not by a long shot, but at least they're leading us in a new and hopeful direction.

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