Campuses Beyond Coal


Bloomsburg University Beyond Coal Rally

Campuses Beyond Coal is a campaign to move our nation's universities beyond coal to 100% clean energy solutions. We aim to retire the entire fleet of campus owned coal plants and end our schools' dependence on the coal-generated electricity they purchase. 

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Campuses Beyond Coal Campaign Guidebook 2.0 

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Already since the SSC launched the Campuses Beyond Coal campaign these 19 universities have commitmed to move off coal:

  • Cornell University
  • Penn State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Ohio University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Clemson University
  • Oberlin College
  • University of Louisville
  • Western Kentucky University
  • SUNY-Binghamton
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Western Illinois University
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • St. John's & St. Ben's College (MN)

Spotlight: Missouri University of Science & Technology Switching off Coal to Geothermal

This science and tech school, known widely for its mining engineering program is shutting down their campus coal plant and switching to a 100% geothermal energy system!  The annoucement comes just months after students started pushing for retirement of the plant and serves a challenge to other universities in the state - namely Mizzou where students have been campaigning for the past year and half to get their university to make a similar commitment.