A student based group called UMD for Clean Energy is spearheading a campaign called Green for College Park where they plan to become very actively involved in the upcoming City elections to push forward clean energy policies.
Our campaign is to influence city politics by pushing a green platform with a clean energy policy that will set up an energy efficiency loan fund. This would be a pool of money that would be loaned out at a very low interest rate to finance energy efficiency upgrades and home improvements for residents of College Park.
There are challenges in getting students involved in City politics and UMD for Clean Energy seems to recognize this and is taking steps to ensure a high student turnout this fall.
Traditionally, there has been poor collaboration between students, residents of College Park, and the City Council. We want to break this trend by reaching out to the civic and community associations in College Park,
RTCP applauds this groups efforts at both improving the planet but also the Student/Resident relationship. We look forward to keeping up with their progress and working towards a better College Park for all.