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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke about the importance of alternative energy sources to diminish dependence on fossil fuels. He stressed the importance of creating a new power grid system that can successfully transport wind, solar and geothermal energy long distances, and the economic benefits of such programs. Kennedy is the son of the presidential candidate Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President... 

Earth Day celebration educates community

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The Frontier Project held its second annual Earth Day celebration last Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga to help educate the community on becoming environmentally sustainable. The day’s activities consisted of a children’s zone that had games, arts and crafts and an environmental magic show to teach children the importance of being green. “The main goal today is to educate... 

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer “We are a waste culture,” said Christopher Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator for the city of Claremont, during a lecture last week at the University of La Verne. Veirs’ lecture, “Think Global, Act Local: Claremont’s Response to Sustainability,” part of the Hot Spots lecture series, focused on Claremont’s environmental efforts. During... 

Debate focuses on green regulations

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Powerful words, knowledge and different points of view filled the President’s Dining Room on Oct. 28 during a debate put on by the University’s debate team for the Hot Spots lecture series. With global warming of great international concern, many counties and states are beginning to enforce green regulations. Along with these green regulations, new jobs will come and... 

Make an informed decision

For the upcoming election on Tuesday the Campus Times editorial board has some recommendations on a few ballot measures. We recommend “yes” votes on Proposition 20, and “no” votes on propositions 23 and 27. With regard to Proposition 19, we want to be sure voters collect all of the facts before issuing a yes or no vote in a knee-jerk decision. The California State Constitution requires... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last week’s editorial on the Opinions page (“ULV should consider green energy,” Oct. 22) was very timely. While that article was being written, the University was in the process of submitting an application for an energy grant that will, if successful, allow us to pilot a photovoltaic project on campus. Facility and Technology Services has been exploring solar alternatives for about... 

ULV should consider green energy

With the world seeking ways to be more eco-friendly, the University of La Verne has started initiating things to lessen our impact on the environment. For example, the Campus Center for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design earned a rating of silver, and the dining hall has gone tray-less. In addition the Associated Students of the University of La Verne has provided re-usable water bottles... 

Drill out energy alternatives

The issues of the safety of American lives and the environment have been in the headlines a lot recently. In the wake of only a couple months following the coal mine accident in West Virginia, the Gulf of Mexico has fallen victim to a large oil spill. While the spill is still under investigation, the issues of replacing oil wells with new technology has over flown the arguments regarding the blame... 

No star for Energy Star program

When consumers purchases appliances with the Energy Star label, they often think they are saving the environment and some cash down the road. However, many do not realize the Energy Star program does not verify energy consumption data it receives from manufacturers. This leaves an open window for manufacturers to bluff their data in order to acquire the Energy Star label and sell more products. Consumer... 

Only you can help save the planet

Only you can help save the planet
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas The phrase going green may be going out of style these days but the meaning behind it is still a hot, important topic. Instead of going green, let’s go efficient, because we are capable of preserving our home planet Earth. Earth Day is next week and everyone needs to do his or her part to make the Earth a more sustainable planet for current and future... 
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