by Autumn Bryson and Laura Wright |
West Virginia University's Sierra Student Coalition has had an eventful semester.
West Virginia University s Sierra Student Coalition has had an eventful semester. On March 12th, SSC organized a concert at 123 Pleasant Street as a fundraiser. This event was very profitable thanks to the generosity of local bands and businesses. Two SSC members were lucky enough to participate at Save the Mountains, a coal mining-environmental justice workshop held in Charleston from April 2-4. Sierra Club members from across the eastern United States came together to become educated on topics such as mountain-top removal, alternative energy sources, and clean water issues.
Many events are planned for the upcoming month. A much-needed and anticipated retreat to Cranberry Glades is scheduled for April 17-18. Student Sierra Club members hope to spend their weekend hiking through its beautiful and unique ecosystem. As to be expected, the week of Earth Day will be extremely jam-packed with fun and educational activities. On April 21st, a recycling competition will be held on WVUs campus. Prizes will be given to individuals and groups who collect the most recyclables. SSC hopes to shed light on the need for a comprehensive recycling program at WVU. On April 22nd, a concert fundraiser is being held to raise money and awareness of mountaintop removal. On April 25th, SSC members will travel to Kayford to see first-hand the massive destruction caused by mountaintop removal.