Sierra Student Coalition

 As the media outreach coordinator in 2009-10 for the Sierra Club’s Coal-Free UNC campaign–part of the Sierra Student Coalition’s national “Campuses Beyond Coal” campaign and one of the Club’s first college campus victories againt coal–I helped generate more than 50 campus, local, statewide and national media hits. In less than one year, our campaign won a commitment from UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp to stop burning coal at the campus cogeneration plant by 2020. My work included drafting and editing press advisories and releases, pitching stories to reporters, planning press conferences and events, meeting with editorial boards, writing and drafting op-ed columns, and coordinating the publication of letters to the editor from campaign supporters. As the campaign coordinator for the UNC Sierra Student Coalition, I have continued working in environmental advocacy on campus. I helped launch a campaign to divest UNC’s $2.1 billion endowment from the coal industry that has partnered with the Campus Y, been endorsed by Student Congress and gained 77% support from the student body in February 2013 campus elections.

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Op-Ed Columns

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Letters to the Editor

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