Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Students for Renewable Energy

Students for Renewable Energy (SRE) takes action to move beyond fossil fuels in a just transition toward sustainable energy systems by engaging the community through education and advocacy for climate justice. We work with local community groups as well as with various on-campus groups to promote sustainable practices in our community.

Earlier fall of 2016 we:

  • Stood in Solidarity with Standing Rock by joining the Bellingham  No DAPL coalition, organizing a march/rally with over 250 people, raising over $1000 for Standing Rock, and pressuring local officials to take action in support of Water Protectors.
  • Worked with the Associated Student’s Office of Representation in a Get Out the Vote Campaign.

Ongoing and future campaigns include:

  • Move local institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies and banks that fund colonial projects while reinvesting in a regenerative economy. Continue relationship building with foundation staff to divest Western.
  • Support Indigenous sovereignty and frontline communities, such as the Lummi Nation, Standing Rock, Unist’ot’en Camp, and Lelu Island.  
  • Advocate for a just transition to a clean energy economy and support renewable energy projects. Specifically, drop a third of Western’s carbon emissions by securing university support for PSE’s Green Purchase Program to build a wind farm through our Wind Farm for Western Campaign.

Contact us at: westernsre@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesternSRE/

Website: http://www.westernsre.org/

CCN School Contact: Hanna Bridgham (bridghh@wwu.edu)