Seize the Grid Campaign


Through the Sierra Student Coalition’s Seize the Grid Campaign, young people can lead a transformative movement that dramatically increases clean energy in this country.

Many of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States still rely on outdated, polluting fossil fuels to power their campuses. Utility companies are the largest obstacle to universities transitioning away from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy.

Campuses do not need to continue to purchase dirty energy. Rather, universities have a moral obligation to their students and the larger community to lead in the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Students and young people will be the pivotal force to drive this forward.

On campus, students are calling on their Administrations to demand enough clean energy from their utility providers to power the campus with 100% renewable energy. Off campus, young people are fighting for better statewide clean energy policies. This will mean more solar and wind, less coal and natural gas, and a safer, healthier climate.

Through the Seize the Grid Campaign, young people across the country will create the demand and the vision for local clean energy opportunities that work for their campuses, their communities, and their states.


Sign the petition to Seize the Grid for 100% clean energy - Sign the petition

Interested in launching Seize the Grid on your campus or in your community? Want to learn more about the campaign? Sign Up

Join our monthly national Seize the Grid Campaign Welcome Call! On the last Tuesday of every month. The next call will be: Tuesday, April 28th @ 5pm PT / 8pm ET

- Download our Seize the Grid Launch Event Toolkit.


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