On Tuesday September 6th, 2011, the CFACT group at the University of Minnesota had its fall open house to invite students that were interested in the group to come and find out what CFACT Collegians is all about. Turnout was great with a little over 50 students showing up over the course of the 3 hour event held at the CFACT office located at 802 Washington Ave. Raising Cane’s chicken fingers and toast were served to interested attendees. Nearly all of the students that showed up were new to the group and expressed much excitement about joining.
CFACT Collegians started at the University of Minnesota in 2001 and is celebrating their 10th year on campus. CFACT was established with a desire to show that being environmentally responsible was not just for “hippies” or liberals. The main focus of the group is to show that through personal responsibility and free-markets, it is possible to shape sound environmental activism. CFACT Collegians also deals with issues such as food production, energy production, and limited government believing that all of these areas lead to a freer and healthier existence.
Students that attended the open house were glad to find that a group such as CFACT existed. One common theme expressed was gratitude knowing that there was an alternative to other groups that only push tough government regulation and intervention. CFACT promoted the event through several different mean such as flyers, facebook, and word of mouth.
CFACT at the University of Minnesota chapter will have its first official meeting, Tuesday September 13th, at 7:30pm in Coffman 302 to talk more specifically about how the group will accomplish its impressive list of projects. CFACT encourages anyone that loves freedom and the environment to become involved. Free food and great knowledge await anybody who would like to attend.