At 10:30 this morning, seven students from Bowling Green State University entered the office of Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, the university’s president, to meet with her for a second time. On the agenda: 100% clean energy.
The seven students are leaders in Environmental Action Group working to make a clean energy future at BGSU a reality instead of a mere possibility. With that being said, they are only some of many students who want the university’s leaders to ensure our future. Their demand reflects the urgency felt by the students of the university: a transition to 100% clean energy at BGSU by 2020. Their actions reflect that same urgency. From petitioning – they’ve amassed over 2,700 student signatures – to coalition building – 14 student organizations at the university have signed onto the coalition letter addressed to President Mazey – to staging a rally and march, they clearly know what they’re doing when it comes to grassroots organizing. They have established a local media presence that attests to their organizing – Rally for Our Future, which took place on March 21st, was covered in The BG News, Sentinel-Tribune, and in a live interview on BG24 News. During today’s meeting, even President Mazey commended EAG as “vocal, active, and organized.”