The Sierra Student Coalition students at Washington University in St. Louis are serious about kicking coal off their campus -- Washington University student Arielle Klagsbrun wrote a blog post about this cool action they did, following up from an awesome flash mob earlier in the semester:
After months of working on-campus to rename the Consortium for C!#@n Coal Utilization, here at Washington University, we decided to take our concerns to the source: the corporate headquarters of Peabody Energy in downtown St. Louis. Since our flashmob against our administration's coal-sponsored "America's Energy Future" Conference, a unanimous Student Union Senate Resolution calling for the renaming of the Consortium and a meeting with the head honchos of the Consortium have not yet yielded our goal – to remove the misleading term "c!#@n coal" from the Consortium's name – we decided to take our concerns downtown.
This past Friday, March 26, 2010, more than fifty Washington University students and St. Louis community members gathered outside of Peabody Energy to protest the company's business practices. WashU senior Todd Zimmer laid out our demands for the crowd and for Peabody executives. "We want an end to dirty energy," he said, "we want an end to lies about c!#@n coal, ... And we want an end to the relationship between Washington University and Peabody Energy."
Here's a video of the event.