Letter to the Editor 3/31 #1

By Bryan Marco

To the Editor,

When I first read about Student Government Board member… To the Editor,

When I first read about Student Government Board member Phil LaRue’s work with the Green Fund proposal, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. As a member of the College Republicans, I usually quiver at the thought of helping the environment and wanted to know what this was going to cost me. I was worried about a wasted investment.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Green Fund proposal could fund projects such as water usage monitoring equipment. Regardless of how you feel about environmental politics, this proposal just makes sense. This is not a political issue. This is an efficiency issue. If we as students want our tuition to stay lower with more programs offered by the University, we must look to cut wasteful spending every chance we have.

Fiscal sustainability and environmental sustainability are linked together. The earth has a limited — and costly — supply of resources. If we prevent waste, we not only save money but we also save future generations from incurring the costs of environmental waste.

To me, and to most Republicans, sustainability is a math problem. The Green Fund proposal simply adds up.

Bryan A. Marco

Public Relations Chair, College Republicans

University of Pittsburgh