SURGE
 

Class Year

2016

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

9-26-2014

Department

Center for Public Service

Abstract

Gettysburg’s Environmental Concerns Organization (GECO) fearlessly advocates for environmental change, promotes awareness and encourages better sustainability practices on our campus, and the world around us.

Last weekend, 19 students from Gettysburg joined the People’s Climate March in New York City. With over 400,000 people – four times the number expected – this was the largest march for environment change in history. Junior Jolina Kenney was instrumental in planning the trip. As an Environmental Science major, She became involved with GECO “as an extension of her interest in the environment.” With the help of professor Lane, Jolina and the GECO team connected with a group of committed students and prepared for the march. This year’s environmental march coincided with the UN Climate Conference, which took place on Tuesday in New York City. The march attempted to draw attention to the magnitude of people who are passionate about climate change, and convince leaders that people believe it is a significant issue. [excerpt]

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Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at surgegettysburg.wordpress.com Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that –isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.

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