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Monday, October 22, 2012

Nuclear Power Debate

Pictures from the Nuclear Power Debate!

Clothing Swap

Green Club presents our semesterly
Clothing Swap
Come swap some old clothes ya don't wear
For some cool ones that ya will!

What: an exchange of the cloth we often drape over our naked bodies
When: Every FAQ from 4-6pm
How: bring clothes to an FAQ,
then on Nov. 16th 3-6pm we lay all of them out,
and you take the number that you donated
Anything beyond that costs a nominal fee (few bucks each)
Why: for to save resources, and to get dope clothes!

And spread the word! The more humans that participate,
 the better selection you get to choose from!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nuclear Power Debate


Tuesday night at our debate on nuclear power, over 130 people turned out. That is so awesome!

Our panelists from the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Public Citizen, Clean Energy America and Entergy duked it out over the nuke issue. In case you missed it, we'll be posting the footage soon here. In the meantime I'll write a few key points that were made by each side:

Pro Nuclear:
We need baseload power, and nuclear power is cleaner than coal and natural gas
Nuclear generation has zero carbon footprint
It's safe. No deaths have occurred in America
All the nuclear reactors in America have so far only generated waste that would fill a football field 7 yards deep.
Reactors put back 98% of the water they use
They are very well monitored and regulated
Solar power has toxic components. No power supply is risk-free.
The sun doesn't shine and wind doesn't blow 24/7, but Uranium always produces heat (baseload)

Anti Nuclear:
The startup cost is very large. New plant in Georgia needs $8 billion from the government. Plants cannot be created based on market forces alone. That money should be used to fund decentralized solar power in homes instead
We don't need baseload power any more. Just like centralized supercomputers for processing have fallen by the wayside to decentralized iPads and laptops, we can decentralize power generation
Nobody has agreed on a way to dispose of the waste
Nuclear power uses lots of water
It's dangerous, as can be seen by Fukushima Daiichi
The regulators do not actually do as much as they should

Check back soon for the footage and pictures!

Get a bike!

President ~ Tulane Green Club

Monday, October 8, 2012

French Famous!

Campus Campaign, a french filmaking group, is on a tour across the US stopping at campuses and interviewing students and faculty about different topics. When they stopped in NOLA their topic was: the environment!  How serendipitous, because that's what we care about!
They interviewed us and came to one of our meetings. Check out the footage!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual Second Line for Sustainability! It was a blast and we got some great photos that will be posted soon.
Also, make sure to come out to our Nuclear Power Debate on Tuesday!

Tulane Political Science Department 
and Tulane Green Club present
Nuclear Power Debate
Come hear both sides of the issue
In support of nuclear power:
Desiree Wolfgramm from Clean Energy America
In opposition to nuclear power:
Casey Roberts from the 
Alliance for Affordable Energy 
 Tyson Slocum from Public Citizen
Tuesday, Oct. 9th 7pm  
 Business School undergrad building GWH 131
Audience participation strongly encouraged
Refreshments provided by Whole Foods