UIUC Coal Divestment Referendum Petition Drive #ActOnClimate

Over the past two and a half weeks, students of the University of Illinois’ UIUC Beyond Coal campaign have acted on climate by collecting over 4,200 petition signatures in hopes of placing a coal divestment referendum on the bi-annual UIUC student ballot. The result of a semester’s worth of bureaucratic dealings, it was while still … More UIUC Coal Divestment Referendum Petition Drive #ActOnClimate

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The True Cost of Coal: A Narrative on Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Our Future

The Beehive Design Collective is a group of volunteering artists and activists who are dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” of the world (like bees, get it?) by combining storytelling with art and science. Covering topics ranging from globalization and trade to energy and climate change, they travel the world to learn other people’s experiences and combine that with … More The True Cost of Coal: A Narrative on Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Our Future

Beyond Coal + Rainforest Action Network vs. Bank of America

As a supportive campus of the national Rainforest Actions Newtork’s goals for Bank of America and Citi Bank to divest from mountaintop removal coal mining, UIUC Beyond Coal joined other campuses across the country to disrupt the banks’ recruiting events on Tuesday, 9/24/13.  More information on the Rainforest Action Network’s efforts can be found at … More Beyond Coal + Rainforest Action Network vs. Bank of America

"Our Voice" Rally

When: Friday April 26, 12pmWhere: University of Illinois QuadThis Earth Week, we need to remind our university of their commitments to the climate and demand they do more, faster.UIUC Beyond Coal is asking the university to divest (sell its shares) from the Filthy 15 dirtiest utilities, coal operators and mining companies in the U.S.Why Coal?Every … More "Our Voice" Rally

Beyond Coal "Our University" Demonstration

Along with the silhouettes, members of Beyond Coal also spoke to passing students about coal divestment and passed out orange solidarity squares, the symbol of the national divestment movement. Supporters of the national movement (now more than 250 schools strong) wear the squares on their jackets and book bags to display their support for the divestment … More Beyond Coal "Our University" Demonstration