On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their administrations to divest from fossil fuels or people of all ages taking action to delay Keystone XL pipeline construction, and I’m constantly hearing about new groups and coalitions being formed to take on these pressing problems.

Although many students are also ramping up for exams and summer internships, all across the country student activists hosted earth day events and actions to honor this planet and bring more people into the fight to protect it. In Michigan it looks like it was also a nice opportunity to spend some time outside, appreciating nature and good friends:

Photo from Connor Meston, MSU student.
Visit the Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition blog to See more photos from Earth day events hosted by students at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and Ferris State University 

And of course, Earth Day isn’t the only day students are hosting awesome events and taking action to make our world a more sustainable one. Most of these students are engaged in campaigns that work every day to undertake important sustainability goals on campus, like ending the sale of bottled water, transitioning to renewable energy, and divesting from fossil fuels. Stand in solidarity with these students by taking action today too! Take a minute to prevent oil spills in the Great Lakes by voicing your opposition to Enbridge’s tar sands pipelines.