Beyond Coal campaigns target US institutions

Not yet much profile in Canada but in the US campaigns against coal-fired heating plants are springing up across the country, particularly in universities. Loosely sponsored by the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, students are organizing to pressure universities and other users of coal for heating to switch from coal to other fuels considered more environment friendly. One of the most high profile campaigns is at Michigan State University, reportedly host of the largest on-campus coal fired heating plant in the country.

The number of coal fired heating plants in Canada is not readily available but it would seem to be only a matter of time before such plants are targeted by student campaigners as is happening in the US.

The MSU Beyond Coal campaign hosts a webpage at http://msubeyondcoal.wordpress.com/

The Sierra Club and Greenpeace campaigns are at http://beyondcoal.org/  and http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/coal/Coal-Power-Plants/

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