12 Apr '11, 2am

Students are leading the way in moving beyond coal

Students are leading the way in moving beyond coal

Penn State students successfully moved their campus off coal. Photo: Sierra Club Nationwide, young people are working to move their college campuses and communities beyond coal to clean energy solutions -- and they are winning. In the past few weeks we've seen three colleges decide to move beyond coal on their campuses, showing yet again that students are helping to lead the fight for clean energy. Just this week we saw Miami University of Ohio announce it would immediately begin reducing the amount of coal burned on campus and eventually eliminate it altogether. Miami students had worked for months to pressure the university to improve local health by abandoning coal, and the Miami Beyond Coal Group activated more 600 volunteers to advocate against coal this semester alone. And last week came another hit from Ohio, when Ohio University (OU) announced it would move beyond ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/coal/2011-04-08-students-leading-the...

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