The CFACT club at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is alive and well and kicked off the beginning of the semester with a group interest meeting to recruit new student members.
CFACT National Field Coordinator Bob Knee was also in attendance, and gave a presentation on CFACT and how “Capitalism is Sustainable,” CFACT’s latest Collegians campaign to show the benefits of free market capitalism to the environment.
Several new student members joined the club, and the group leaders are excited to hold impactful events going forward, like speakers, tours, and stewardship initiatives.
Kirby Gibson, a graduate student at the University and the CFACT club president, was excited about the club’s momentum. “It was an excellent meeting with passionate new club members. We’re really looking forward to spreading CFACT’s message of free market environmentalism on campus this year.”
In the past, the Minnesota club has brought in high-level speakers like Ben Shapiro, Lauren Southern, and Dinesh D’Souza. The club has also toured manufacturing facilities and performed litter clean ups on campus. The goal of all events is to educate students on the benefits of free markets, liberty, and technological innovation to the environment and to humanity.
Knee explained in his talk how technological innovation through capitalism has both improved emissions and driven growth. For the “six common pollutants” (Ozone, Particulate Matter, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide, and Lead), Knee outlined, the United States has reduced emissions by 71% since 1980, while Gross Domestic Product increased by 182%, vehicle miles traveled increased 114%, and population increased 44% according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
You can learn more about CFACT’s Capitalism is Sustainable campaign here.
Minneapolis has been a lightning rod for political action in recent years, and the campus has seen its fair share of controversy. In previous years the CFACT club’s murals were vandalized by leftist activists, simply because the signs dared to offer a different point of view. You can read about that here.
The growing CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, won’t back down, though, and will continue to advocate for sound science, liberty, and free speech.