During the 2007 Plenary, Haverford students elected to spend an extra $60 per student to purchase 100% wind energy for the College.
While the College is not directly buying wind energy, it is buying “offsets” that invest in renewable energy. For instance, funds are used to create wind farms that will eventually provide electricity.
Haverford College is one of a growing number of colleges purchasing wind energy for their campus. In July 2008, the United States overtook Germany as the world’s top wind energy producer.
Photo by Gerard Lovett, used under the creative commons license.