Wesleying: So you have The Plan. What’s next?
Matt Lichtash: We’re now in Phase 2. We’ve written the document, and now we have to share it. We’ve been engaging with the media in order to promote these ideas. So far, we’ve done some radio shows, been on news websites, and are going to keep plugging away. The goal is to be heard.
Evan Weber: After we get some media buzz, we’re trying to get a congressional briefing going for the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coaltion on the things that Congress can act on, and build a coalition of groups & individuals that want to take these things to the President.
Evan: We’re also fundraising on Indiegogo, so that we can keep devoting ourselves to this.
Wesleying: That feeds perfectly into my next question: what can Wesleyan do to help?
Evan: First off, this project wouldn’t be possible without Wesleyan in the first place.
Evan: So mad love.
Evan: We got funding for the initial research phase from the Wesleyan Green Fund, and the idea that sparked this was born in the College of the Environment’s Think Tank last year.
Evan: We should mention we’re also working with last year’s CoE visiting prof. Michael Dorsey.
Matt: Wesleyan students can speak out, and put pressure on their elected officials. We can never have an effective climate movement without people getting loud, so that’s really important. Secondly, Wesleyan students can contribute to our campaign. Yes, I am talking monetarily, but also equally important is spreading the word about our campaign through social media and talking with friends and family.