For People and Nature too...

The three trees of CFACT's philosophy
  • 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
Mission Statement

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

Greg Neff serves as the National Director of CFACT’s Collegiate Program where he hires and mentors our Driessen Fellows to be effective advocates for conservative conservationism. He holds a BA from Louisiana State University and still resides in the sportsman’s paradise today.

Greg Neff
National Collegians Director
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.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for CFACT and author of Cracking Big Green and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death.

Paul Driessen
Senior Policy Advisor, CFACT

Jesse is currently an emergency management major with a minor in diplomacy. He is active in the Turning Point USA chapter on campus in addition to his work as Driessen Fellow for CFACT. His hobbies include fishing and spending too much time keeping up on current events.

Jesse Wooten
Senior, University of Central Florida

Shakira is a major in Pre-Law and History-Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and is eager to help protect the earth and provide resources for members in her community. Shakira is an environmentalist who believes in freedom, less pollution, and conglomerate service.

Shakira Jackson
Senior, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

Konrad is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student at the Ohio State University. Konrad enjoys the outdoors and loves exploring nature.

Konrad Witek
Graduate Student, the Ohio State University

Kara is a senior at Trenton High School and president of the Students For Freedom club at her school. Kara combines her passions for sound government and true environmental conservation in her role as Driessen Fellow for CFACT.

Kara Howey
Senior, Trenton High School, Michigan

In addition to CFACT, Kyle works with TPUSA, Leadership Institute, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute to bring free-market solutions and right leaning thought to his campus. He also writes for conservative outlets, including The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, and The Washington Examiner.

Kyle Reynolds
Junior, Indiana University, Bloomington

Joe is a politics major at Catholic University of America and the secretary of the Turning Point chapter. Being raised in a military family has instilled the importance of freedom and the values that built our nation. His hobbies include cooking, playing video games, and staying up to date on what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Joseph Frederick
Junior, Catholic University of America

Julia has taken her great interest in conservative politics and put it into action by joining CFACT’s Driessen Fellow program as soon as she enrolled at Liberty University. Previously, she was a social media intern for CFACT where Julia researched examples of censorship and bias against conservative and libertarian views.

Julia Heath
Sophomore, Liberty University

Farrell is a freshman at Grand Canyon University, she is majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies with honors. She is passionate about making this world a better place for all, as she works towards cleaner oceans, and landfill awareness.

Farrell Sessler
Freshman, Grand Canyon University

As a business major, Bailey thinks it’s important to learn about the linkage between economic policy and environmental stewardship. He is proud to be interning with CFACT to promote its mission on campus and to live out the CFACT philosophy.

Bailey Hutchens
Graduate Student, George Mason University

Ned Sheehan is a senior from Needham, MA studying History at Vanderbilt University.

Edward ``Ned`` Sheehan
Senior, Vanderbilt University

Mikel Moore is a 2L at University of Houston Law Center. He previously served as a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute.

Mikel Moore
Law Student, University of Houston

Jack Nicastro is a sophomore at Dartmouth pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy. Jack is Director of Programming for the Dartmouth Libertarians, a contributor to The Review, Chair of the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council at Dartmouth, and Co-Chair of the Political Economy Project Student Leadership Council.

Jonathan Nicastro
Sophomore, Dartmouth University
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I am a physics major, but I still love politics and the environment. Getting involved with CFACT allows me to discuss these issues. I love interacting with different students we meet during events and talking to them about property rights, climate change, and polar bears.

Lucy Lu University of Maryland

On testifying with CFACT to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: “I am proud to represent CFACT and stand with the good men and women in Louisiana’s energy sector in telling the bureaucracy to back off of our way of life.”

Joe ShampUniversity of Louisiana, Lafayette

After attending CFACT’s annual student retreat, the Eco Summit: “I loved hearing about the mission of CFACT and how fighting climate alarmism fits into the goal of uplifting the poor. This is a message I can take back to my campus where many students care about helping the least fortunate around the world.”

Maya MaleyAzusa Pacific University in California

CFACT gives a voice to those students who have been alienated by the far left, radical, environmental groups on campuses and in the media. Without CFACT students who care about their environment and smart economics would be left to fend for themselves.

Patrick ShieldsUniversity of Nevada, Reno

On CFACT and the Eco Summit: “It was awesome, I am really looking forward to taking all of this information and sharing it with those on my campus as soon as I get home.”

Heraldi De La CruzSeton Hall University in New Jersey

“I was tired of seeing a one-sided debate of environmentalism on campus. The typical view of environmentalism didn’t fit into my beliefs, and I found the alternative of free markets in CFACT.”

Hannah RosencrantzUniversity of Minnesota alumnus

“American energy independence is incredibly important, and it’s a topic people don’t have enough information on. By testifying at the EPA and writing in [CFACT’s] LTE contest, I’ve tried to bridge that gap.”

Morris SparkmanDenver University alumnus

“CFACT is a place that allows me to explore new ideas in a political climate that does not allow for that. In a college environment where new ideas and exploring new viewpoints are attacked, CFACT welcomes everyone to study and debate the issues.”

John MickleyUniversity of Minnesota alumnus

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!