A campus organizer takes a critical look at going carbon neutral

These days, college is about more than keg stands and beer pong: students all over the country are taking stands on global warming, pushing their schools to move toward climate neutrality. Nathan Wyeth, an undergrad at Brown University, is one of those students. But before proposing that Brown invest in a bunch of carbon offsets, Wyeth and his fellow students asked themselves some tough questions about what carbon neutrality really means. In a new column for Grist, Wyeth explores the offset controversy and describes the “climate positive” alternative that his school may adopt.