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by Autumn Bryson and Laura Wright | 2004

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 WVU’s 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.    

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