The Environment


The San Francisco State University Quad with tall redwoods and pines that are older than this portion of the city itself - all of which are seamlessly integrated with the Quad's pedestrian-friendly design.

The San Francisco State University Quad with tall redwoods and pines that are older than this portion of the city itself – all of which are seamlessly integrated with the Quad’s pedestrian-friendly design.


The U.S.’s dependence on oil and natural gas, which not only are a great harm to the Earth, but are also finite resources, is incredibly harmful for our long-term future. As a coalition of young people who are deeply invested in the harmful effects of climate change, San Francisco State University College Democrats believe that ensuring a clean and energy-efficient future is one of the nation, and California’s top priorities. Additionally, it is a drain on the U.S.’s international relations and national security, as it becomes dependent on certain countries that have excesses of oil or natural gas, leaving it diplomatically vulnerable.

Because of this, finding alternative energy sources is a must for the U.S.’s long term economic and national security future, and because of the large start-up costs of this sort of business endeavor, it is necessary for the government to help out.  Investing in green energy is essential for the future, and the Democratic party and San Francisco State University College Democrats have been tireless advocates of this for a long time.

Frankly, the nation should operate more like California in this respect, as the state has some of the strictest environmental regulations of any other state. To be humans on this fragile earth, we must be the stewards of it.