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September 23, 2009

More UMD for Clean Energy Media

Filed under: University of Maryland — Matt Dernoga @ 1:46 pm
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I posted a list of some media hits my student group had managed to get in just the first week of school.  We’ve had some more exciting ones as well, which can also be found on our website

Blog Post in Rethink College Park:  here

“A student based group called UMD for Clean Energy is spearheading a campaign called Green for College Park where they plan to become very actively involved in the upcoming City elections to push forward clean energy policies.”

Interview in Just Up the Pike:  here

“Green for College Park plans to interview all of the candidates running for College Park City Council this fall, but will wait until closer to the election in November before deciding whether to endorse a candidate. If they do choose to back anyone, it won’t necessarily be their fellow Terps who’ve decided to run. “A lot of the organization on this is student-based, but we’re not going to favor student candidates for city council,” says Dernoga.”

Article about our kick-off event in the Diamondback:  here

“The student group, UMD for Clean Energy, is working to mobilize a few hundred students from campus groups in order to draw support for candidates that put the environment near the top of their priorities.”

Article on our participation in a city council work session: here

“The student group, Clean Energy for UMD, pitched a plan last night in which the city would partner with a company to provide loans for residents who wish to add environmentally friendly features — from energy-efficient appliances to solar panels — to their homes at no upfront cost.”

Guest post in the popular blog Climate Progress: here

“This upcoming fall, we’ve decided to get involved in our city’s elections, which take place in College Park, Maryland on November 3rd.  Why now?  At the state level, policies and programs such as the Maryland global warming bill, new energy efficiency standards, an improved Renewable Electricity Standard, and renewable energy rebates are underway.  At the same time, the federal government is investing record amounts of money in clean energy and energy efficiency, and could soon pass a climate change bill that will drive hundreds of billions of dollarsworth of public and private investment into clean energy and energy efficiency over the next decade.”

A guest column in the Diamondback:  here

“Moreover, regardless of what policy the city council finds most appropriate, university students are putting pressure on our local legislators to take action on a host of green policy proposals. We intend to engage all of the candidates in the election about the direction of College Park, including Fellows, so we have a seat at the table afterwards.”



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