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Sustainability advocates seek 1% of carbon-emissions allowances for green education

July 9, 2009

Sustainability advocates in higher education are circulating a letter among college presidents, asking for their support for a plan to set aside 1 percent of the proceeds from carbon-emissions allowances - potentially $1 billion - for education in the fields of clean energy, environmental literacy, and sustainability.

The letter and the plan, called “1% for Education,” will be presented to leaders in the U.S. Senate, who are hammering out a cap-and-trade bill similar to one passed by the House of Representatives two weeks ago. More than 100 college leaders have signed the letter.

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