Charging for carbon to create change

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     Greg Brown, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Swarthmore and Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability visit WHYY studios to talk about the carbon charge program. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Greg Brown, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Swarthmore and Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability visit WHYY studios to talk about the carbon charge program. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Aurora Winslade and Greg Brown discuss Swarthmore’s carbon charge program and future plans with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

    It’s not a tuition hike, but there is a new charge this semester affecting Swarthmore students, as well as faculty and staff.  “We are charging each department on campus a fee against their carbon use,” explains  Greg Brown, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

    “We are among a small group of institutions that’s setting an internal price on carbon,” notes  Aurora Winslade, Swarthmore’s Director of Sustainability. “There’s a lot of work to be done on our campus in  reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.”

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