For People and Nature too...
- Free market competition
- “All of the above” energy
- Eradicating poverty
- Private property rights
- Promoting sound science
- Unleashing the developing world
- Enjoying the outdoors
- Saving endangered species
- Putting stewardship into action
CFACT is a national, student-based nonprofit that believes in promoting prosperity, protecting liberty, and enjoying nature. Free markets, private property rights, and environmental stewardship are the keys to a prosperous society and constructive tomorrow for people and nature too.
The process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” has been demonized by the media and Hollywood elite. Some students take this propaganda to heart, like those who attacked CFACT at Temple University over the subject. The FRACK U campaign aims to cut through this propaganda to explain that fracking has been the free market key to the natural gas revolution in America. Radical environmentalists make many claims about fracking, that it contaminates ground water, causes infamous “flaming faucets,” and contributes to pollution. But former President Obama’s EPA declared fracking was no threat to groundwater, the documentary Fracknation proved that the methane that causes flaming faucets occurs naturally in those areas, and fracking impacts forests and habitats far less than wind, solar, or even biofuels.
Save Our Species (SOS)
Allowing for the hunting and private ownership of animals is pivotal to the survival of endangered species. This campaign will engage the passion all students have for preserving species for generations to come, but through property rights, not government mandates. Videos and demonstrations, such as the interviews filmed at Seattle University, show private ownership saved the American bison from extinction and was tested with great success for elephants in African nations until the United Nations banned it to pander to the politics of developed nations. Hunting creates an economic incentive to breed more of these animals for future generations.
Keep Calm Climate Changes
The aim of this campaign is to educate students that the science behind climate change is not “settled,” and at the very least, that both sides of the debate should be presented and debated in classrooms and the public eye. CFACT has brought speakers like Marc Morano, Dr. Roy Spencer, and Dr. David Legates to show that CO₂ is not the control knob of the climate, and while it can impact temperatures, other factors, such as the impact of the sun, cloud cover, volcanic activity, El Niño and La Niña patterns, and natural CO₂ fluctuation should have at least an equal consideration in projecting and understanding temperatures.
Stop Playing Games with Hunger
Developing nations should have the right to feed starving populations, whether it is with genetically modified foods or not. Polls conducted by CFACT on campuses reveal an overwhelming majority support these countries’ right to make that decision for themselves (over 80% supported this at Boston College). A group of over 100 Nobel laurates penned a letter condemning radical environmentalist groups like Greenpeace for opposing and destroying crops like the GMO “Golden Rice,” that can provide the nutrients necessary for millions of children going blind from malnutrition.
Meet the Team
Driessen Fellows Program
The Driessen Fellows program helps empower students around the nation who have a passion for advancing the free market, pro-energy principles discussed by Paul Driessen, author of Eco-Imperialism and advocate for the rights of individuals in developing nations all over the world.
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Our Associate Director of Collegians, Graham Beduze, will be heading through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi in early April. Contact Graham at 337-296-7962 or email him if you would like him to speak at your club or assist with activism on campus!
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To get involved with CFACT on your campus or if you have a question for our staff, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible! Students who help start a chapter on their campus receive a chapter kit with resources to help them get started, and also get invited to our annual, expenses paid student retreat, the Eco Summit!