Inslee visits colleges to urge climate action

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Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to several college campuses this month to discuss the imperative of acting on climate change.

His climate change tour stopped by Western Washington University, Green River College and Bellevue College — wrapping up Oct. 25 at the University of Washington. Many of his visits had a town-hall format, so the governor could take questions from the state’s climate leaders of tomorrow.

“These are the students who are going to hold the jobs we’re creating in our clean-energy economy, and these are the students who are going to work in the solar industry, in the wind-turbine industry and in the electric-car industry,” Inslee said. “They are going to help our state defeat climate change.”

Inslee’s message to college students: Climate change policy is under attack at the federal level, making state and local action more urgent and important than ever.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.

Media Contacts

Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office