This November students at colleges and universities across the country will be uniting to demand clean energy leadership at all levels of community and government. In a call for campuses, and our country, to move beyond coal, students will be turning their campuses into clean energy innovation centers. Quads, student centers, hallways and classrooms will be covered with bright, colorful paper pinwheels symbolizing the clean energy transition students are asking school administrators to make.
Pinwheels from all over the country will then be shipped to Washington, DC as part of national demonstration for cleaner, healthier energy choices.
When: November 18th on campus (and that entire week leading up to it!) and November 30th in DC
Who: Youth coast-to-coast who want to demand a clean energy future for all of us, a.k.a YOU!
Join us and create your own campus demonstration for clean energy solutions with hundreds of bright, colorful pinwheels. Check out some of the great ideas students have already come up with!
When you sign-up we'll send you tips and information for shipping them to us in Washington, D.C. where we'll add them to a giant display of thousands of pinwheels from across the country to show everyone in our nation's capital that young people are demanding a bright, clean and healthy energy future!
States with registered actions: AK, CA, DC, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA
Total pinwheels committed: 4000
Creative Ideas from Campus:
Students at Reed College will be making pinwheel garlands that they will be hanging in the campus library, accompanied by information about Oregon's potential to move beyond coal. Students at Lewis and Clark College will be holding a screening of Coal Country, asking everyone who attends to make a pinwheel to send to DC and also write a comment to Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality urging closure of the Boardman Coal Plant.
Also, on November 15th students from multiple Portland schools will be travelling to the Portland headquarters of the state Department of Environmental Quality, to deliver in person written comments from Oregon students on the need to close the Boardman Coal Plant. They'll also be using pinwheels created at their school to make a visual representation of support for closing the Boardman Plant that they will show to DEQ staff.
At Iowa State University the group ActivUS has partnered with the running club to do a 5k run and are going to use pinwheels as the markers along the way.
Students at Indiana University, inspired by the Black Cross Alliance, are planning to create a field of tombstones with sobering and critical facts about coal and the dangers to public health that will be juxtaposed with their field of homemade pinwheels. Students stopping by will be able to make their own pinwheel to add to the display of hope and write their own messages about why they want a clean energy future.