Just a few days ago nation-wide walk-outs and protests on several campuses in the U.S. saw thousands of college students protesting the climate denial agenda of the new White House administration. The students are part of the Divestment Student Network (DSN) which partners with 350.org, an international environmental organization that has pledged to continue resistance against Trump’s cabinet picks and has , mobilized its chapters in all 50 states to stage protests at senators’ district offices and state and local governments. It will be the beginning of what they say will be a sustained protest throughout the year. They are two of many organizations backing repeated student protests demanding that their colleges divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in sustainable sources of energy. DSN and 350.org report that students have staged protests at Loyola University in Chicago, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Denver and Northern Arizona University.
Actions weren’t only on college campuses. At the Kelly Middle School in Eugene, Oregon, students staged a two-hour walkout over Trump’s denial that human activity impacts the climate. The DSN website, that promotes climate justice and a move away from using fossil fuels, features a link entitled ‘ARE YOU WITH US?’ that allows groups or individuals to find an action or register an action. It has a map of the United States that shows where an action is or will be taking place with the date and time.