John England: Sustainable Communities

Posted on: Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Brent Treash
John has joined the effort to build this nation’s energy future on renewable sources of energy. As a student and in his career after Emory & Henry he hopes to be a part of a renewable energy movement that includes nuclear energy.

John England, ‘16, is a double major in environmental science and geography. As a student he has been involved in student activities and organizations that support environmental sustainability

Project &: John has joined the effort to build this nation’s energy future on renewable sources of energy. As a student and in his career after Emory & Henry he hopes to be a part of a renewable energy movement that includes nuclear energy.

I am passionate about the connections that science makes to the humanities. That is particularly important when we are dealing with environmental science. So that is why I am devoting much of my educational experience at Emory & Henry to working the development of sustainable communities and phasing out fossil fuels. In that regard, I believe we cannot overlook nuclear energy as a safe, renewable power source that, by extending it, will lower energy costs while maintaining our living standards. Nuclear energy is the only large-scale technology currently that can power an entire city. Although other renewable energy sources should be a part of the energy grid, we need to be realistic about what it will take to make the world carbon neutral. At Emory & Henry, my professors have directed me to resources that have allowed me to work toward this objective. At the same time, they empower me with the confidence that I can be a part of a sustainable energy future.John England

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