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KICKING COAL OFF CAMPUS | I LIKE CLEAN AIR | DUNKING IN COAL'S FACE | SAVE THE ALES

coal, clean energy, student activism, basketball

DUNKING IN COAL'S FACE

For years, Friends of Coal, an industry trade group, has sponsored the Friends of Coal Bowl between football rivals West Virginia and Marshall Universities. They've recently expanded their reach by sponsoring basketball and football games in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Unwilling to give up points to dirty energy, the Sierra Club sponsored two NCAA basketball games this season: Indiana versus Minnesota and Kentucky versus Arkansas. Organizers dubbed them "Sierra Club Clean Energy Matchups."

"I grew up in rural Kentucky as a Wildcats basketball fan, and now as a student, I'm working to make sure UK is a real leader in clean energy," says senior Patrick Johnson. "I couldn't be more excited to see two things so important to me come together."

Newly graduated Megan Anderson of Indiana University adds, "We hope to get more Hoosier basketball fans involved in making Indiana a leader off the court—by retiring the coal plant on campus."

NEXT: SAVE THE ALES

 

Photos by, from left, Sierra Club, Lauren McGrath

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