Student Environmental Action Coalition

SEAC is a student and youth run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economic, political, and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure which threatens these conditions, students in SEAC work to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels.


Recent Posts

04/22/2010 - 08:35

SEAC is currently accepting applications for our student and youth led National Council! Applications are due May 15.


SEAC's National Council is the youth leadership of our organization. We don't have any adult executive director or any figure in the shadows giving orders to SEAC - we are an...

06/24/2009 - 19:07

Think of how much better a place this world would be if young people ran the show. In SEAC, that reality is played out on campuses and in communities on a daily basis through everything from teach-ins to petition drives to regional conferences and benefit concerts. No matter how small the work of your local group may seem, the impact of your grassroots activism knows no boundaries within the SEAC network.

Groups that choose to affiliate with SEAC will sign on to our Anti-Oppression...

Register as a SEAC Chapter!
06/19/2008 - 18:07
Read the Threshold Latest Issue - Fall 2009!

About Threshold
Threshold is SEAC's student and youth published movement magazine. It presents articles, in depth features, action alerts, and resources for organizing. ...
Threshold Magazine
05/31/2010 - 23:06

Parts of this entry also appear on the Kentuckians For The Commonwealth blog

Hearing the stories of the devastation caused by Mountaintop Removal coal mining is what first got me involved in social justice. A few years later, I continue to be outraged by what my friends in Eastern Kentucky deal with daily, but I now also find myself enthralled by what is happening in my hometown, Louisville, with coal ash.


05/30/2010 - 07:29

The I Love Mountains Website has teamed up with Ashley Judd and The Alliance for Appalachia to get mountaintop removal into America’s living rooms.

We’re using the most talked about ad in America’s history -President Johnson’s “Daisy Girl Ad” – to convey the severity of mountaintop removal.

We don’t have the coal industry’s billions. But we do have the power of people like you! We need people to watch thead, share the ad, and then help raise money so that we can raise...

05/03/2010 - 12:22

Hello all,

I am writing today to inform you about an exciting opportunity for West Virginia youth this summer. On, there is a grant that would bring $5,000 to the Youth Action League to develop a summer program to work side by side with other grassroots groups to develop various sustainability projects. All of our sites are low income communities who are looking to build their economy.

The grant will allow for 15 people to work in these communities and...

04/29/2010 - 21:28

When we learn about American History, we are not taught anything about the historical city of Cahokia. This former city is located within 30 miles of where St. Louis is located in Illinois. This city thrived by 1250 AD, and at around that time, the city had 20,000 residents. This was the largest city in the America's at the time, and was larger than major European cities such as London. It would not be until 1800 that Philadelphia would have a population that reached the height of...

04/23/2010 - 10:46
"Oh Say, did you see him; it was early this morning.He passed by...
04/20/2010 - 10:54

On April 8th, I got the chance to meet Congressman Mollhan and talk about important issues that directly affect West Virginia. Mollahan stopped by the West Virginia University’s Young Democrats meeting to talk with the students. I was lucky enough to attend that meeting and get a chance to talk to the Congressman on important issues. As a member of SEAC and the Youth Action League’s political working group, I feel that one way to directly make a change in our communities is to constantly...

04/14/2010 - 00:19

In the communities of Benham and Lynch, Ky clean water supplies are endangered by a proposal for a mine that would be 812 underground acres. Harlan Reclamation services which will soon be owned by Massey Energy wants to mine the coal there. This mine would be very close to a clean water reservoir, and it greatly endangers the risk of this water that is clean enough to be placed in a bottling agency.

Below is a letter that I sent to Mr. Campbell, Kentucky's director of Natural...