The virtual rally helped in gathering support to progress on environmental issues with speakers, chanting, live music, and slam poetry. OSPIRG hosted five events this week across the state. Nationally, the Student PIRGs educated and engaged students in over 50 events on Earth Day.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
When UO student Will Northington joined OSPIRG, the sophomore was not expecting to lead the group’s press conference on renewable energy in his first week.
Last week, Southern Oregon University’s chapter of the Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), had their Week of Action for their lead campaign: Defend Our Rivers.