Bowling Green State University’s student organization, Environmental Action Group, has been campaigning all year for its campus to switch from dangerous and costly fossil fuels to 100% clean energy. After 2,700 student and faculty petition signatures, one meeting with the university’s president, Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, and numerous events to raise support on campus, the school year is coming to an end and EAG is doing what it can to show President Mazey that the students are not giving up on our future.
Today (March 21st, 2013) EAG held a “Rally For Our Future” on the lawn outside of President Mazey’s office. Around 40 students, faculty and community members attended to support the movement and tell President Mazey that they want her to lead BGSU to a 100% clean energy future by 2020. The rally began with 3 speakers, Dr. Neocles Leontis (a university professor), Josh Chamberland (President of EAG) and I (Madison Thomas, EAG’s coalition builder). The speeches contained information about the economic benefits of renewable energy, the problem of climate change and how to combat it with the use of renewable energy, and the opportunity for BGSU to become a global example in clean energy solutions.