EarthNews Radio: Student Energy Campaign
The "Road to Detroit Campaign" is happening this summer, and will end in Detroit where students will call for more fuel efficient cars, and a broader dialogue about energy policy in general.
Jerry Kay spoke to Jamie Henn, an organizer of the Road to Detroit Campaign:
Henn says that the campaign is partly about improving the efficiency of cars, but also is about broadening the issue; it's about jobs, health, and money. He says that one of the great things about the campaign is that since it's student-led, decisions can be made immediately on the road; messages can be tested and discussions about many issues can be had with people they encounter, such as the Iraq war and energy as a national security issue.
He points out that people tend to get invovled when they care about something, rather than because they're told to.
You can learn more about the Road to Detroit Campaign, and see the students as they chronicle their trip in blog form, at the organization's website: www.roadtodetroit.org.
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