ASG promotes sustainability through new president’s platform
By Bailey Elise McBride
ASG President-Elect Billy Fleming said he will continue to push many of the initiatives he began as ASG director of sustainability this year.
“(Sustainability) is an important topic in general,” Fleming said. “In this generation, we’ve lived beyond our means for so long, and we really can’t afford to not know the repercussions of our actions.”
Fleming and Vice President-Elect Emily Evans hope to continue to work on the Paperless Initiative in classrooms on campus, as well as promote the sustainability minor on campus.
A big initiative that the ASG will push next year will be increasing the alternative transportation methods on campus through multiple means, including installing more bike racks, making the campus more walkable and increasing the number of buses providing public transportation to campus.
Another big issue the ASG will take on will be holding the administration accountable for its commitment to the Climate Action Plan.
“More than anything, we need to get the information out there,” Evans said.
“There has to be a culture change on campus.”