My online buddy, Jordan, posted on this issue, and, really, I can’t say it any better myself:

The ETSU Green Fee

I did comment on his post, though (like I could keep from putting in my two cents!!):

I would have voted against it, too. I’m disappointed, although not surprised, that it passed.

This isn’t to say that supporting environmental causes isn’t worthy, but it isn’t something for which students should be taxed. If that “overwhelming majority” of 14% of the student body wants to support green causes, then they should do it with their own money.

Kind of like that “overwhelming majority” that wanted everyone taxed for a concert each semester…