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Alex is the Climate and Clean Energy Organizer for National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program. She works to unite and strengthen the efforts of campus groups and student leaders at colleges throughout the Midwest in order to better move toward a more sustainable future.

Michigan student’s Tar Sands Action arrest makes headlines

9/28/2011 // By Alex Costakis

A few weeks ago, Central Michigan University student Chloe Gelichman submitted a letter to the editor about her recent arrest at the Tar Sands Action in DC to her schools student run newspaper. Instead of publishing her LTE, they contacted her for […] Read more >

Take Action on Tar Sands Today! Write a Letter to the Editor

9/9/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Since the Tar Sands Action in DC ending last weekend, many have wondered what they can do in their hometowns to continue the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Lead organizers of the Tar Sands Actions demonstration have indicated […] Read more >

Michigan Students Arrested in protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

9/8/2011 // By Alex Costakis

After a weekend break out of respect for the state of emergency declared due to hurricane Irene, The Tar Sands Action demonstration in Washington D.C. resumed its normal schedule Monday 8/29where three dedicated Michigan students, Chloe Gleichman, Anna  Grabowski, and Chris Corrigan […] Read more >

Update: Tar Sands Action Arrests postponed due to Hurricane, Michigan students staying on till Monday

8/27/2011 // By Alex Costakis

381 people have been arrested at the Tar Sands Action in Washington D.C. since the massive civil disobedience event started last Saturday 8/20. This weekend, however, all civil disobedience will stop in respect for the state of emergency declared in […] Read more >

MI Students Against Keystone XL Pipeline- Will risk arrest this weekend at the Tar Sands Action in D.C

8/23/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Michigan Students are against the Keystone XL pipeline: Will risk arrest this weekend at the Tar Sands Action in D.C. Read more >

Join the Reclaim Earth March in Ann Arbor this Fall!

7/21/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Youth across the state of Michigan are traveling to Ann Arbor this fall to march for the safety and future of our planet. Join them this September 18th at the Reclaim Earth March to help raise awareness and continue the […] Read more >

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standard- Show your Support by sending a Comment Today!

6/6/2011 // By Alex Costakis

A while back, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever standards for mercury and other air toxics emissions from coal-fired plants. When I first heard that these pollutants had never been regulated before, I was shocked! Surely they […] Read more >

Join the iMatter March Ann Arbor this Sunday, May 15 at Noon!

5/12/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This Sunday, May 15th at noon, youth from across the state of Michigan will be traveling to Ann Arbor to take part in the iMatter March. The youth-run march will raise awareness about the current climate crisis and ask the […] Read more >

NWF Intern Alex Costakis: “My first time at Power Shift”

5/2/2011 // By Alex Costakis

I’ve spent the last week or so attempting to capture the essence of my Power Shift 2011 experience in little more than a thousand words. Quite frankly, this is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  As a […] Read more >

Midwest Youth at the top of their game this year at Power Shift 2011

4/29/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This year, at the Energy Action Coalition’s national Power Shift 2011 conference, the Midwest brought a huge delegation of motivated young leaders ready to fight and win the battle for a 100% clean energy economy and a more sustainable future. […] Read more >

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