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coal, clean energy, student activism

KICKING COAL OFF CAMPUS

Colleges and universities are small cities, and they often pollute like them. More than 60 higher-ed institutions across America still have their own coal-fired power plant, belching soot and climate-changing CO2 right on campus.

The Sierra Student Coalition's Campuses Beyond Coal campaign is trying to convince them to shut down those plants and move toward clean energy. Since the effort began in August 2009, 19 schools have committed to upgrading their power supply.

Here's how student activists have been turning up the heat.

NEXT: I LIKE CLEAN AIR

 

Illustrations by Timothy J. Reynolds

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