Xu ’11 Asks Massachusetts Residents to Support Clean Energy

Lesley Xu ’11, front center, and her friends handing out literature and hosting symposiums urging people to take action for solving the climate crisis. (Photo by Roger Darrigrand/Eagle Tribune)

Lesley Xu '11, front center, and her friends handing out literature and hosting symposiums urging people to take action for solving the climate crisis. (Photo by Roger Darrigrand/Eagle Tribune)

Lesley Xu ’11 was featured in a July 25 issue of The Eagle Tribune of North Andover, Mass. for her efforts helping the climate crisis.

Xu and five of her friends from other universities have been biking across Massachusetts for eight weeks handing out literature and hosting symposiums urging people to take action for solving the climate crisis. They knock on doors and ask residents to sign a petition that calls for “100 percent clean electricity” in Massachusetts.

“We want to mobilize the population and take action,” Xu says in the article.

The students said they and other activists want to lower the quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. The current portion is 390 parts per million due to industrialization and extensive burning of coal and oil, they said in the article.