University of North Texas Students Ready to get Campus off Coal

The Sierra Student Coalition at University of North Texas in Dallas are  leading the way off coal. The campus online news source NT Daily reports —

UNT made a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions to zero, yet it continues to source more than half of its electricity from fossil fuels, specifically natural gas and coal, according to a Sierra Student Coalition campus news release.

Forty percent of the energy used on campus is renewable energy while 60 percent of it used is divided between natural gas and coal, said Matt Bruner, an international freshman and media coordinator for the campaign.

“We call ourselves the Mean Green but here we are… using coal power,” Bruner said. “It’s not the right angle to take… Nothing’s going to change unless students go out there.”

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