Ben Trolio '13 - Profile in Sustainability

Tell us about “Ride for the Future” this summer.

I will be biking 1000 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Irving, Texas, to ask ExxonMobil to give their fossil fuel subsidies back to Gulf Coast communities. The richest company in world's history needs to be accountable for their actions. This project is an extension of what I did last summer through the New England Climate Summer when I biked over 1100 miles throughout New Hampshire in support of local communities and their sustainability efforts.

 

Why should students care about climate change?

Students should care about climate change because we eat food and drink water.  Climate change will damage food production and will redistribute water resources.

 

What motivates you personally to be involved in sustainability?

I am motivated to be sustainable because it is the most important thing I could be doing with my life.  I cannot ask other people to change their habits if I am not doing it myself.

 

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