About Us

SUNY Binghamton’s Beyond Coal Campaign was launched in September, 2009 to transition BU beyond coal to 100% clean, renewable energy sources.  Part of the Sierra Club’s national Coal-Free Campus Campaign taking place on over 30 campuses across the country, BU’s chapter will continue our work this semester to kick our dependence on the nation’s dirtiest power source: Coal.

After only three months of concerted student organizing, coalition building and media outreach, we worked with BU’s administration to win a commitment to transition BU to 100% biomass by 2020.  But the planet can’t wait that long.   This spring, we’re striving to make BU coal-free by 2015 – a time frame that leading climate scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst effects of Global Warming.

You can get involved right now, and help BU become a national leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy.  Internships for credit are available for the semester.  Gain valuable skills working with media, coalition building, grassroots campaigns and more!  Visit our Internship Program page to learn more, or contact campaign organizer Miller Nuttle at miller@greencorps.org.

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