Monday, November 16, 2009

CU Clean Energy Rally November 17

Students Urge CU Administration to Make Moving Campus Off of Coal their Top Priorit

Dozens of University of Colorado – Boulder (CU) students will gather by the UMC Fountain on Tuesday to demonstrate support for CU to make clean energy its top priority. Students will display a 10-foot tall mountain without its peak symbolizing the potential CU has to be a fully sustainable campus. The University has accomplished a great deal but its achievements in sustainability are undermined by its allowance of coal-based energy to power the campus. Students at CU are part of a global movement to stop global warming, a national Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign to bring an end to the destructive consequences of coal, and a local effort to oppose air pollution permits for Xcel Energy’s CO coal plants.

WHAT: Clean Energy Rally to appreciate campus sustainability efforts and demonstrate the widespread campus community support to move CU beyond coal to 100% clean renewable energy by 2014.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2009

WHERE: University of Colorado – Boulder campus, University Memorial Center, Dalton Trombu Fountain Court.

Directions: Open area surrounded by the University Memorial Center (UMC), Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building (FA), Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building (CHEM), and Hellems Arts and Sciences (HLMS).

WHO: Sierra Student Coalition’s CU Beyond Coal Campaign student coordinators and other campus student leaders and community members.

VISUALS: A large (10’ tall x 7’ wide) symbolic mountain of CU’s sustainability potential will be topped off with a bright yellow “Beyond Coal” peak. Dozens of students will be wearing bright yellow “Beyond Coal” t-shirts, holding signs saying “CU Beyond Coal,” “I Heart Clean Energy,” and many other clean energy encouragements.

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