Williams College students take new approach on global warming issue - Berkshire Eagle Online
The final panelist, economics professor Ashok Rai, said the school should consider innovative ways to engage its population as a means of encouraging socially responsible decisions.
He called for an academic emphasis on climate change -- including a required course or even a course block.
"I know the resistance is ‘But we have many requirements,' but the issue is: Are those requirements more of a priority than this one?" Rai said.
Rai went on to propose promoting environmentally concerned books, student trips during winter to low-energy use countries, all vegetarian and vegan dining halls and a meal plan priced to reflect the amount of emissions contained in various foods -- which would incentivize eating less meat, particularly beef.