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Environment  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, energy, environment, globalwarming )

Kathy
- 1358 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Why is Purdue so determined to be the only university in the country building a new, dirty coal boiler right on campus? Universities are supposed to be centers of learning, enlightenment and social progress



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Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 2:27 am
You cannot currently send a star to Marty because you have done so within the last week.
Thank you Marty:)
 

Carolyn Bridges (30)
Friday July 30, 2010, 5:24 am
noted thanks kathy
 

Gregory Hilbert (428)
Friday July 30, 2010, 6:18 am
Thank you for this Kathy, I hope Purdue will be dissuaded. Sierra wouldn't take my sig because I'm not an Indiana resident, but I was able to forward to a friend who is, and send you a green star for your efforts also.
 

OFFLINE S. (126)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:21 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Indiana

Would not allow me to sign...........
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:41 am
Noted and forwarded. Sorry, I already have my account there. They don't want any change of address.
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:42 am
Noted and forwarded. Sorry, I already have my account there. They don't want any change of address.
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:43 am
Noted and forwarded. Sorry, I already have my account there. They don't want any change of address.
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Friday July 30, 2010, 9:43 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Indiana

Kathy, do I get a gold star for effort?
(*sigh!*)
noted.
 

Catherine Turley (198)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:11 am
at least a big group is all over them.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:11 am
You cannot currently send a star to Pastor Tim because you have done so within the last week.

And A huge Hug Pastor Tim:)
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:17 am
My bad,,, I signed the petition then they wrote me back asking me to spread this around and collect signatures,, NOWHERE did they tell me it was just for Indiana. I live in Lafayette Indiana (across the river from West Lafayette) I wish they didn't assume I only would collect signatures from Indiana:(
Lafayette Indiana's zip code is 47909 & 47905 & 47904. West Lafayette's is 47906 for anybody that needs a zip code to fill this out. I did also send this to our local TV station here. (Purdue pulls a lot of weight here) so I'm not holding my breath on that one. Thank you all and while I have the floor we have 3 nuclear reactors in this town (& our sister town) I gotta move from here:(
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:26 am
Thanks, can you spread the word?
*********************************************

THAT'S what I wanted to see!
Cool!
Thanks for the zipcodes, Kathy,
YOU ROCK!
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:27 am
The more I think of about this,, Purdue gets tons of federal dollars (YOUR MONEY) With global warming,,, this shouldn't just be Indiana residents, I see it as global. Keep noteing the story, at least if we get this to the top all can see what Purdue is spending their hard earned tax dollars on, & globally all can see what Purdue is up to.
 

Carol H. (15)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:43 am
Sigh...I tried to sign but it's for INDIANA RESIDENTS ONLY.
 

G. C. (40)
Friday July 30, 2010, 11:27 am
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I just signed and I'm not an IN resident. Sometimes these things behave so strangely
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 11:49 am
Ohh thank you Ginny

I also provided cities and zip codes people:)
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday July 30, 2010, 12:04 pm
Here's an idea Purdue,, last I knew they had like 26 vice presidents all drawing huge salaries. Get rid of those.

Dear Ms. Chadwell,

Thank you for your letter regarding our boiler plans. I’d like to offer a few more details I hope will help explain our decision.

The project calls for two new boilers, one is natural gas and the other is a circulating fluidized bed boiler. Our engineers estimate the new technology will reduce our regulated emissions by 40% to 93%, an improvement in air quality for the university faculty and students and West Lafayette-Lafayette residents.

The main goal is to replace a 50-year-old unit that needs to be retired. The natural gas boiler will address the additional demand posed by an increase in research facilities and help diversify our energy sources.

Purdue is supportive of alternative energy and our faculty and students are heavily engaged in research and teaching that helps make those technologies possible. At this time, there is no alternative solid fuel that is economical enough to be used as a substitute for coal. But the design of our solution is flexible enough that we can switch to more sustainable energy sources when they become viable. Taking a campus of 375 buildings, 35,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff through an Indiana winter requires a proven, commercially available source of fuel.

We also looked at the costs associated with alternative technologies, all of which would cost more and would have to be covered by tuition payments. As we try to balance our responsibilities to the environment, we have to take our students’ financial burden into account as well.

I believe Purdue has created a practical and responsible plan for the campus. We’ve taken a very hard look at our options and come up with a plan that makes sense for the university and our stakeholders and significantly reduces our environmental impact.

Chris Sigurdson
 

Peggy A. (111)
Friday July 30, 2010, 3:18 pm
Noted.Thanks Kathy
 

Michael Carney (205)
Friday July 30, 2010, 4:55 pm
Noted, and am on my way to try and sign the petition...
 

Michael Carney (205)
Friday July 30, 2010, 4:57 pm
Well, no luck, as I'm not a resident of Indiana
 

Betty G. (613)
Friday July 30, 2010, 5:39 pm
I signed! No problem for me. I'm an Indiana (Lafayette!) resident!! He now lives in Florida -- but, my son-in-law is a Purdue alumni.
 

Robert Champagne (10)
Friday July 30, 2010, 6:11 pm
Thanks Kathy, are we going backwards or moving forward. Why not install a super computer and use the heat for the school. The point is many options exist simply pick one that is green and not black.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:00 pm
Signed and noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 7:35 pm
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Past Member (0)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 12:42 am
Thank you for sharing!
 

gail dair (0)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 1:28 am
noted ty
 

Mack David (100)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 2:49 am
Kathy,
I noted.Even with your zip codes the site does not allow access to knowing You are not a resident.
 

. (0)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 10:58 am
wouldn't let me sign because I don't live there its that nice jerks. But we all know what there up to any way and thats what matters Thanks Kathy hugs note
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 12:43 pm
http://www.wlfi.com/

Robert Champagne you have a great idea there, I posted our local TV station link if you'd like to contact them with this idea.
Joy, Mack David, & everybody I thank you for trying. As I said, I didn't know you had to be an Indiana resident:( GodBless you all
 

Mark H. (29)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 2:58 pm
I'm a Hoosier expat, can't play! Sorry1
 

Eleanor B. (909)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 3:26 pm
Tried but can't sign unfortunately! Wish they would make an alert for everyone.
 

Valerie S. (70)
Monday August 2, 2010, 11:59 am
Unable to sign, but still noted. I hope they will consider alternatives rather than being part of the problem they could be part of the solution. Maybe they'll listen!
 

Jacqueline S Wolf Heart (74)
Thursday August 5, 2010, 6:25 pm
Noted and Forwarded..Thank you
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday August 6, 2010, 3:08 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jacqueline because you have done so within the last week.
 
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