As my first year at UC Davis comes to an end, I am finding it difficult to feel confident in my future goals. I fear that I have no future because climate change, a great threat to us all, is being ignored instead of addressed. It is a looming problem that cannot be pushed to the side as we face other threats. Just a year before I arrived here in Davis, the 2018 Camp Fire occurred and served as a reminder that fossil fuels cause more harm than good. Because of this, I am thankful that our University of California system is on the front lines of addressing climate change. U
C Davis and the entire UC system has committed to 100 percent clean purchased electricity by 2025, demonstrating that they are aware of these negative effects of fossil fuels and their willingness to help us fight for a more sustainable future. Now, the Los Angeles Community College District has followed suit and committed to 100-percent renewable energy by 2030. These commitments and great changes are exciting and I can only hope that the community colleges in the Davis and Sacramento areas also make this commitment to ensure that I am able to live a better tomorrow.
Los Angeles Community College District commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030