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Today, Environment America announced a Connecticut student activist as a leading voice for clean energy. Trinna Larsen is profiled in a national project, Voices for 100% Renewable Energy, featuring photos, testimonials, and videos from a wide array of individuals from across America – from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and non-profit leaders – embracing a massive transition to clean energy.
Larsen is the Chair of the ConnPIRG Trinity College chapter, where she organizes sustainability campaigns on campus.
“We’re inspired by people like Trinna who know we can, and must, shift to 100 percent renewable energy,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director with Environment America. “We’re thrilled to share her story through this project. Our hope is that it will motivate the many folks who know we need a swift, steady and complete transition from dirty to clean energy to lean into the effort.”
The people featured in the project cited a range of environmental, economic, equity, social, and health benefits from the transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Most focused on the urgent need to eliminate climate-altering carbon pollution. Others simply believe that it’s common sense and good economics to save energy and to harness unlimited, pollution-free energy sources.
Trinna says, “I fight for sustainability because the future of our planet truly does lay in our hands. Science shows that renewable energy is not only feasible but necessary… Moving towards 100% renewable energy is a moral responsibility we must all acknowledge, as damage done to the environment is damage that we force future generations to endure. It is our responsibility to be on the right side of history.”
“For years, we’ve been told that pollution from dirty fuels was the price we had to pay for progress,” said Anna Hofmann, a clean energy associate working with Environment Connecticut. “Those days are over. My confidence that we can make the shift to clean renewable energy has been boosted by the conversations I’ve had with so many people we’ve profiled in the Voices for 100% Renewable project.”
To view Voices for 100% Renewable Energy, go to www.100percentrenewable.org.