UI student engages others in clean energy


The Sierra Student Coalition is a new group to the University of Iowa this year, but that isn’t slowing them down.

The group is centered around activism on climate change, clean energy and sustainable living.

Read more from the Iowa City Press-Citizen here:

Zach Carter’s mission for the Sierra Student Coalition can be summed up in three words: engage, empower, organize.

“(I want) to engage people, particularly my fellow students, with these issues of climate change and clean energy and to empower them with the organizing skills necessary to do something about it,” Carter said.

The Sierra Student Coalition is new to the University of Iowa campus this semester, but its members haven’t been shy, national SSC organizer Graham Jordison said.

Jordison credits the group’s success to the leadership of co-presidents Carter and UI senior Meredith Place.

“The group has grown from two to just having an event last week with more than 40 students,” Jordison said. “I don’t know of too many groups on campus that have grown that quickly.”

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