|Dylan Thomas and Lauren Jones are excited about USF|
officials' response to their Green Bull Runner Campaign.
|USF student Lauren Jones gives a thumbs up as campus|
transit officials inspect a BYD zero emission electric bus.
When Sierra Club's Florida Healthy Air Campaign met with student environmental leaders last year, they quickly identified USF's heavily polluting diesel buses as a problem. Since then, USF Green Bull Runner Campaign leaders Lauren Jones and Dylan Thomas have been working hard to convince USF that electric buses are an immediate and lasting way to go green while improving air quality in Florida's smoggiest county.
|Sierra Club FL Healthy Air team members join USF|
Green Bull Runner Campaign leaders at BYD demo.
For years, USF has been known for environmental innovation and forward thinking. From the Patel Center for Global Sustainability to the new solar panels on top of the Marshall Student Center, innovation has been at the core of faculty and student involvement. USF always ranks high on Sierra Club's annual Cool Schools list, but in the past 2 years it's fallen out of our Top Ten, with transportation an area noted for improvement. Moving forward now to replace its aging diesel buses with electric will be one more way for USF to live up to its motto and truly Go Green.
Phil Compton, Senior Organizing Representative
Sierra Club National Beyond Oil / Florida Healthy Air Campaign Lead Organizer
1990 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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