CFACT at Ohio State grows with campus recruitment drive

3rd year student James Smith distributes flyers about the CFACT club on campus with potential new members.

One of CFACT’s fastest growing chapters in the country is at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The chapter broke onto the scene last year, and student leaders have been working hard ever since, growing the chapter from the ground up.
To continue to build on these efforts, Collegians handed out flyers for their group meeting where a discussion was planned on nuclear power, natural gas, and other energy issues. 
“We’re excited to get things rolling here,” said James Smith, a junior environmental science major. “There are a lot of groups that talk about renewable energy on campus, but none of them focus on free markets or using capitalism to protect the environment. CFACT is the first.”

An interested Ohio State student signs up to join the growing CFACT club on campus.

In the Fall of 2017, the newly formed CFACT club put together an incredible activism video showing real climate change facts to their peers. They presented their fellow students with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing that hurricanes have actually been on a decreasing trend over the last 100 years. You can watch that video here.
This semester, the club is focusing on growing their numbers so that the speakers they invite and the events they hold have as big of an impact as possible.
“I love free markets,” remarked one student who eagerly signed up to get involved. “This sounds awesome.”

James discusses what free market environmentalism means with a prospective new club member.

The OSU chapter is planning to put together several great initiatives to reach out to the student body and provide an alternative discussion on the environment. “I’m really looking forward to putting together a fishing trip with the club,” added James Smith. “That would get people involved in nature but also show how hunting and fishing helps conserve the environment.”
Expect more great things from these motivated and principled student leaders in advocating for free markets and sound science.