East Lansing, MI— As the Spartans prepare to play the University of Illinois for Homecoming this weekend, Michigan State University students will hold a pep rally to urge President Simon to get MSU in the clean energy game and commit to making MSU a coal-free future campus.
Despite taking the lead in athletics, the Fighting Illini and other Big Ten schools are already winning in the fight for a clean energy future by making commitments to transition off of coal on their campuses. Michigan State’s coal plant is the largest on-campus coal plant in the country, burning 250,000 tons of coal each year. Students will gather in their Spartan-best, holding football-themed signs and props, and will collect petition cards urging President Simon to move MSU beyond coal to 100% clean energy.
Hosted by the MSU Sierra Student Coalition Beyond Coal campaign;
Talya Tavor, MSU Beyond Coal Campaign President;
Nicholas Howison, MSU Beyond Coal Campaign Media Coordinator
Thursday, October 14th, 11:30 am
The Rock near Farm Lane bridge and the Auditorium on Michigan State University’s campus.
In light of homecoming week, students will be dressed as MSU football fans, holding signs and a Giant clean energy scoreboard and photo petitions showing support for clean energy from MSU Students, faculty, and staff. The rock will be painted.