Commit to 100% Renewable Energy!

College Campuses from Boston to the Berkshires

All around us, we’re seeing the effects of climate change on our environment and our quality of life. Record-setting snow storms, raging wildfires and extreme drought are affecting our communities across the country and the world. Sea levels are rising even faster than scientists predicted and it’s no longer a question of if Antarctica will melt, but rather how fast.

The most recent climate science reports, released in the fall of 2018, tell us that global action is needed to slow with only 12 years to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5C, to avoid even more extreme drought, floods, heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Achieving that goal will require the United States to phase-out its use of carbon-based fuels such as oil, coal and gas.  

We need to eliminate dirty fossil fuels from our energy equation and repower our country with 100% clean and renewable sources.

Repowering our communities would mean harnessing the unlimited power of the sun and the wind instead of extracting finite resources. It means solar panels and wind turbines instead of smoke stacks and pipelines. It means riding on buses and trains that run on electricity instead of coal or oil and driving electric cars in pollution-free traffic. It means safer and healthier communities and protecting our earth’s resources.

We’ve collected thousands of petition signatures already on our campuses, but more students have joined our communities since launching this campaign in 2016, The signatures that we collect will demonstrate that many people support the campus and our state prioritizing a plan to get to 100% renewable energy.

Add your name and join the campus movement for 100% renewable Energy!

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To: College Campuses from Boston to the Berkshires
From: [Your Name]

Dear Chancellor and administration,

Our generation will see the worst impact of climate change. We are concerned about the increasing extreme weather conditions and the public health & safety risk that results from our reliance on fossil fuels. America’s colleges and universities are significant users of energy and influential institutions in their communities.

Action by our campuses to move towards a clean, renewable energy future will set an example for the rest of the nation. We applaud other colleges like Boston University and the University of California system that have recently made commitments to getting 100% of their electricity from renewable sources and encouraged by action taken on campuses like ours to meet carbon emission targets. To meet those goals, we urge you to commit our campus to a goal of powering all operations with 100% clean, renewable energy.