Referendum offers ideas to improve environmental conditions at A&M – News. From thebatt.com:
“We have been working on a lot of issues and we want to use this referendum to show that this is important to students and we want these things to take a higher priority on the administration’s agenda.” said Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) chairwoman Amanda Grosgebauer, a senior English major.
The referendum will be used to gage the student opinion and represent the student body’s voice. If passed, it is a way to let the administration know that Aggies want more sustainable services and environmental standards put in place.
“The response to the referendum is an important tool for the administration to use to determine where the students are coming from and to help prioritize some of their programs,” said the University’s Sustainability Coordinator, Kelly Wellman.
“It’s not just big campuses or private colleges, it’s every school across the state,” Grosgebauer said. “We hope that this referendum would increase support for these services here and [the sustainability coordinator] would be able to initiate more of the programs that are the most urgent and affordable.”
Though these programs will cost money, the referendum draws upon the existing budget, which presents no extra costs to students.
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