Student activists fighting to save the climate!

by David Pinsky

September 16, 2009

This fall, the Greenpeace Student Networkis fighting for our planets future and demanding climate action now. All across the country, student activists are holding their first meetings of the semester, having kickoff events, and turning up the pressure on decision makers to implement science based solutions to global warming. Here are some highlights of what's been happening across the country: At Iowa State, student activists began their semester by gathering hundreds of petitions and rallying against a dirty coal plant on campus. They even made headlines! In Atlanta, Georgia State student activists are planning a huge rally for the October 24th International Day of Action on Climate. They are expecting hundreds of people with prominent guest speakers, media, and a unified message that world leaders must act now on climate. In Virginia, student activists at James Madison University are mobilizing their campus to take on climate this semester. They are doing a large recruitment drive and getting new volunteers each day! A movement, like none before, is growing on campus. While Congress and President Obama have failed to be leaders on climate, our current generation is stepping up to the plate to deliver results! I am so inspired by the amazing work already underway this semester. Working with student activists has taught me one thing: they are a driving force for positive change. Are you inspired like me? Are you ready for climate action? Then don't miss a second of the action! Stay in the know about important updates with the Student Network. Join us on Facebook and on Twitter. To get involved with the Student Network, email us! Get ready for a movement like you've never seen before! David
David Pinsky

By David Pinsky

David authors Greenpeace USA’s annual seafood sustainability report for the nation’s largest supermarkets, holding major companies accountable and shifting seafood practices that have global impacts on our oceans.

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