Campus Action & Sustainability

Last year, an online course on search engine design engaged over 100,000 students in just one semester. With your help, I think we can use this approach to do something meaningful about our energy and climate problems.

So, starting August 23rd, I am offering a free online course in Sustainable Energy Innovation. You can review the course materials at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/593350. Previous versions of this course have already led to real-world projects that are reducing our carbon footprint here at Clemson University. However, to really make big change, we need more participants, people like you, to take the course.

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On Monday, administrators from campuses across North Carolina are arriving at Appalachian State University for the Appalachia Energy Summit.  The summit is to “aid The University of North Carolina in creating a strategic sustainable energy path for the mutual benefit of our students, the environment, and the world.”

As you may recall, The North Carolina Student Energy Network (NCSEN) met earlier this summer. Overall, we are very excited the energy summit is taking place and look forward to see what comes out of it. But in an effort to ensure that NCSEN's goals are heard we have written a letter requesting a personal meeting with UNC President Thomas W. Ross with a facts and suggestions sheet.

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Virginia students are at it once again! This summer, CCAN's internship program has expanded to college campuses, and interns are working on the campaign to expose Dominion-Virginia Power all over the state. They are working on a variety of things, including gathering petitions, writing letters to the editor, and building networks of CCAN activities in their communities and on their campuses. The students are excited, because this is the first chance some have had to finally take action on saving the climate.

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Check out this new video highlighting so much of the work that students and allies are doing to make their endowments more socially and environmentally responsible!

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