Environmental activists are gathering at Florida A&M University to kick off theSoutheast StudentRenewable EnergyConference today.Korbin Miles -FAMUAN newspaper-
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
FAMU will become a playground for climate justice with over 500 students coming fromall over the southeast to create change in their communities.Anthony Ward, president of the FAMU Green Coalition, was looking forward to seeingall of the ideas culminate in one spot.
“It’s going to be very interesting to see what great ideas come out of this weekend,”Ward said. “I feel the student body will have their eyes opened to all of the different problems and issues ailing their environment right now.”
Students will rally to the capitol to encourage elected officials to take a stance on climatechange and promote aclean energyfunction Sunday.The action will begin with a campus demonstration in the quadrangle by the eternalflame and continued to the capitol to show the power that the youth holds in thisupcoming election.
“The mission of the rally is to send a message to politicians,”
said Jacqueline Ayala, Florida organizer for the Southern Energy Network and SSREC planning committee chair. "If you want the youth vote, you have to break thesilence on climate change."With FAMU being listed on the Princeton Review 311 Green College List for twoconsecutive years, students feel that hosting the conference at FAMU was a good fit.