Last week Ole Miss held their vote on the Green Fund! Students from Campus for Clean Energy worked voting stations all week-long in their efforts to extend the opportunity to vote to as many students as possible! Campaigning from 8am to 5pm everyday last week, Campus for Clean Energy members (and others) informed thousands of Ole Miss students about the Green Fund.
On October 22, FAU and FIU students of the FL YES Coalition, dozens of other environmental groups in Miami, and Occupy Miami all joined together to hold a Rally for the Environment at the Society of Environmental Journalist’s conference. With over 700 journalists (who regularly write about environmental issues and activism) attending the conference, we decided to give them a story to write!!
Submitted by Jacquie Ayala on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 21:04
As a part of revamping their state network, Georgia Youth for Environmental Solutions (GaYES) is spearheading a training tour- and it started last weekend.
The program, the first of its kind, seeks to polish the teaching skills of environmental organizers across Georgia to travel to different environmental groups around the state and give trainings in different grassroots organizing principles and skill sets. Campuses like Valdosta, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Pope High School, and Walton High School have already indicated interest in being trained.
Submitted by GeorgiaYES on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 14:39
Today, President Obama kicked off his North Carolina and Virginia campaign tour. Although it was last minute, about 10 students from University of North Carolina-Asheville and University of Tennessee-Knoxville wanted to give him a message: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. We even used the same banner that has been passed around the country to every stop that he's made, so it probably looked familiar to him.
Yesterday on October 13, over thirty students in Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK) met at the University of Tennessee’s library right before classes were to change. Everyone who passed by was wondering why there were students wearing breathing masks, green hard hats, and holding signs. Then, all of the sudden a siren went off and all thirty students dropped to the ground. Slowly, one student stood up and said, “Each year 24,000 people die early due to coal related pollution”. The student fell to the ground again.