Winter 2008
Home work
9 things to do at TCU in '09
Alma Matters
Memīries Sweet
Riff Ram
Back Cover
Comrades True
Back Issues

TCU Magazine "Academe"
Social Work | Nursing | Brite | Music | Honors Week | Neeley business |
The Environment| School of Education | Noteworthy

Sociology Professor Keith Whitworth, who spearheaded the Purple Bike Program last year, and students have launched, a web site that assesses an automobile’s carbon dioxide emissions, translates the figure into laymen’s terms and then calculates the dollar amount you can donate to offset your car’s pollution.

Half of the donations go to the Purple Bike Program and the rest to Plant-It 2020, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving plant life across the globe. The organization was founded by the late songwriter John Denver, coincidentally a Fort Worth native and Arlington Heights High School graduate.
For every dollar contributed to Denver’s cause, Plant-It deposits one maple tree seedling in a region near the equator, where trees grow exponentially faster and can absorb more carbon dioxide. — BA
Contact Whitworth at
Comment at