The CAFE standards are the biggest thing we have done as a nation to reduce global warming pollution.
“Keeping the CAFE standards intact would continue to save consumers money, reduce harmful air pollution, and combat climate change; strengthening them would have an even more positive effect,” said Megan Chellew, Climate Defender Organizer for Bucks County at PennEnvironment. “We applaud the students, faculty and staff of BCCC for joining the conversation about tackling climate change in regards to these standards.”
Professor Joann Corn, faculty advisor for the BCCC Eco Club added that, “Automotive fuel efficiency helps keep our air clean. Maintaining a healthy environment is everyone’s business, especially if we hope to preserve it for generations to come.”
Students gathered during the event to write letters to local papers and decision-makers about the importance of maintaining the CAFE standards.
“We as a whole country should all concern ourselves with keeping our environmental impact to a minimum,” said Brianna Columbo, president of the BCCC Eco Club.
Students also learned more about the Eco Club, a student-run organization dedicated to recreating in and protecting the environment. The club has recently experienced a revival on campus, and is beginning to offer students many opportunities to participate in environmental activism as well as plan trips to local natural sites.
“Ever since the CAFE standards went into effect six years ago, energy efficient vehicles have been on the rise, creating jobs in the industry and reducing carbon emissions, which is a big problem in the U.S.,” said Kayla Farley, Vice President of BCCC Eco Club.
The Eco Club members and event attendees committed to continue working together to fight the negative impacts of climate change and speak out to raise awareness of this important environmental issue.