A current topic I think you should be writing about is the decision LIPA will be making on October 2nd regarding the production of offshore wind projects on the island.
I am thrilled with the notion that Long Island is in the position to become a leader in clean energy by implementing an offshore wind project. As the first project of it's kind in the United States, Long Island would not only be taking initiative to build a clean energy economy, but would also be taking initiative to fulfill what many citizens believe is a moral obligation.
During my time as a college student, I founded and became president of a sustainability organization dedicated to raising environmental awareness and organizing "green" projects. The group began on campus and has since spread to the local community. What started as an impossible idea has grown into a well supported and highly regarded campus affiliation. The pride that the other students and myself have taken in our efforts is unexplainable. We worked (and continue to work) tirelessly at making small differences that will amount to big change, however imagine the difference that can be made by beginning this clean air concept in the United States.
As global citizens, we must ban together to look at the big picture. No expense is too great when health and wellbeing of all human kind is at stake. The opportunity to make positive changes in terms of sustainability is in our hands right here on Long Island. That is amazing. I would hate to see LIPA miss this chance and limit us to dirty energy contracts. If anyone out there is still unsure, consider this; in addition to being a clean alternative, the offshore wind project would be an investment that would utilize a resource that will never run out and will always be FREE, a refreshing change from fossil fuel. At this price, we cannot afford to put our precious environment and health at risk.
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