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July 16, 2018
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OU holds first of "green" forums
(WOUB) - How can we not pollute so much?

That was the basic question yesterday at the first in what is supposed to be a series of forums being held at Ohio University.

Students, faculty and Athens residents met to discuss whether OU should participate in American Electric Power's green power option.

That's a new program that would encourage electricity production with renewable fuels, although the cost of power is higher.

OU Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus says the forums should get people talking about important environmental issues.

The discussion comes about a year after the signing of the President's Climate Commitment, which calls for OU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The AEP green power program is one option under consideration.
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