The University of Colorado Boulder Biodiesel Club
- Location: 80309
- Marching Since: October 26, 2005
- Impact: 15 marchers
Energy is the vein that pumps life into modern society. It has become the currency of political and economic power, the determinant of the hierarchy of nations, a new marker for success and material advancement. For decades, the energy market has been dominated by the use of fossil fuels; where petroleum has been the milestone. Although the glorious age of crude has skyrocketed new industries, it has brought devastating consequences to the environment, as well as social, political and economic tribulations.
CU Biodiesel is a non-profit student organization dedicated to advancing the use and knowledge of biodiesel, a vegetable based and clean-burning alternative to petroleum diesel fuel. Our efforts are focused on the University of Colorado at Boulder and the surrounding community. We address the commonly held concern that the use of petroleum diesel is done at the detriment of our health and environment and necessitates a dependence on foreign oil. CU Biodiesel strives to educate the private and public sectors about the production and implementation of biodiesel and simultaneously promote it as a renewable and valuable resource.
As a student organization, we are committed to reducing the use of petroleum diesel fuel, a major contributor to global climate change. A higher necessity, equally valuable as political and economical will, is awareness. A carbon-free energy economy, that sets free political ties, economical instability, and more importantly climatic and environmental hazards, will not materialize overnight; awareness is a first step that we can help make for our future. As students, our future and the future of our children is in our hands and we are committed to increase awareness in order to make change happen.