Campus Action & Sustainability

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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There is something stirring in North Carolina. Summer break is here; everywhere you turn there are festivals and post-exam parties lighting up the atmosphere. Students are recuperating from a hard year of work, and it’s expected that we spend this time off relaxing with friends and family in the sunshine.

What's not expected is that student climate organizers from seven schools across the state would come together during the first weeks of the summer with the incredible vision of mobilizing our campuses around energy issues on a scale never before seen in the Tar Heel state.

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