Steyer has not shied away from liberal politics, spending tens of millions of dollars in funding other candidates and causes, including organizations that focus on combating climate change and impeaching President Donald Trump.
Stanford trustee Tom Steyer ’83, who gave the keynote speech for Stanford’s Energy Week this past Tuesday, talked with The Daily about the University’s sustainability initiatives.
The environmental community just invested more money in politics than it ever has before–just shy of $100 million, all told–and it didn’t work. Local billionaire and Stanford grad Tom Steyer dumped about $70 million of his own money trying to get environmentally conscientious candidates elected, but a mere one out of every three of the candidates he supported won.
Stanford administrators announced a new sustainability plan at Monday evening event focused mostly on the University’s past successes in sustainability. Titled “Sustainability 3.0,” the plan will guide Stanford’s sustainability efforts over the next five to 10 years.
Weekly energy seminars are but one of myriad functions the Woods Institute serves. The institute, founded in 2004, focuses on interdisciplinary research with the idea that only by reaching across multiple disciplines can environmental challenges be solved.