Let’s call it what it is, people. Coal companies are now marketing to children. You can read about it by clicking here. Disgusting, but not terribly surprising.
If you are like me, you might think that a symposium titled “America’s Energy Future” would be about sources of renewable energy, like wind and solar . . . and you would be wrong. Instead, Washington University in St. Louis recently hosted a symposium by that name that focused on coal. My blood pressure shot through the roof when I initially read about the symposium. I wanted to attend and speak my mind, but I was busy breathing second-hand smoke that day. (Thank you, St. Louis City Uncivil Court House.)
I was thrilled to discover a grassroots student movement opposing the cozy relationship between the university and coal industry execs. They organized a flash mob demonstration during the reception following the symposium, which you can read about here. Love it!