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VSU students see green

September 25, 2006

Valdosta - Some Valdosta State University students and faculty are asking the rest of the campus to see green.

The college is part of the Campus Climate Challenge, a program where 320 Universities work to fight global warming by changing their schools' energy practices.  The students and faculty members want to move from coal and fossil fuels to cleaner green energy, things like solar and wind power.

The group at V-S-U hopes to change the college's current practices by asking the students to pay an extra eight dollar fee.  "We are going to ask students to vote on whether or not they are willing to raise their own fees to start Valdosta State on a path towards energy independence, to help public health, and reduce pollution in the area," says Seth Gunning, a student at VSU.

Tomorrow they will hold an event to educate the students, demonstrate solar panels, and ask the students to vote October 23rd.  They say the nationwide campaign has helped many colleges to switch their energy practices, including Duke, University of North Carolina, and University of Kentucky.

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