Kids Against Coal Exports” bring Valentines Day message to Governor Kitzhaber

by Guest Blogger

February 15, 2013

Middle school students from Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, Oregon are studying energy and environmental issues, climate change and civic engagement. The 11 and 12 year olds are very concerned about coal export proposals. So when they had a chance to visit the capitol yesterday for the state's birthday celebration, more than 50 of the students brought Governor Kitzhaber hundreds of specially made Valentine's Day cards calling on him to show his love for Oregon and for their future by rejecting coal export proposals. Take a look:
[caption id="attachment_15643" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="'Kids Against Coal Exports' in front of the capitol building in Salem, Oregon"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_15644" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Middle School Students concerned about coal exports deliver Valentine's Day Cards to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber's office"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_15645" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One of many creative Valentine's Day cards against coal exports. All photos courtesy of Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky"][/caption]    

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