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Geoffroy's charge to new group: Make ISU a model of energy efficiency
AMES, Iowa -- President Gregory Geoffroy envisions Iowa State University as a model of energy efficiency -- a university that leads the way in conserving and minimizing its impact on global climate change.
He recently created a 16-member advisory committee to help him pursue that vision. The President's Advisory Committee on Energy Conservation and Global Climate Change will advise the president on policies and activities that will reduce energy use and raise environmental awareness at Iowa State.
"Part of the solution to our nation's energy problem is conservation, and that has to be on everyone's agenda," Geoffroy said. "We should be doing more, and at Iowa State we will do more.
"We ought to be as passionate about conserving energy on our own campus as we are about solving national energy problems through our work in biorenewable fuels."
Geoffroy noted some conservation efforts already are under way at Iowa State.
"I'm thankful that we have a number of groups, like the Council on Sustainability and the Energy Conservation Task Force, that already are working to conserve our energy and resources. They will play an important role in building this university into a national leader in energy conservation."
Geoffroy set some initial goals for the advisory committee, which will start work soon. He will ask the committee to:
Geoffroy will chair the advisory committee. Other members are:
President Gregory Geoffroy and his newly appointed advisory committee seek to make Iowa State University a model of energy efficiency -- a university that leads the way in conserving energy and minimizing its impact on global climate change.