Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
SEAC National Office
2206 Washington St. East
Phone: (304) 414-0143
SEAC-pronounced seek, as in seeking -is a grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups, working together to protect our planet's future. Through this united effort, thousands of youth have translated their concern into action by sharing resources, building coalitions, and challenging the limited mainstream definition of environmental issues.
SEAC currently has 2 national campaigns:
- Power Vote!
- Campus Climate Challenge
SEAC is also working on three Initiatives:
- Mountain Justice
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
- Militarism and the Environment
â€śPower Vote,â€ť a national non-partisan effort spearheaded by the Energy Action Coalition, seeks to elevate the issue of climate change in the 2008 election by mobilizing one million young â€śclimate voters.â€ť
The Campus Climate Challenge is a project of more than 30 leading youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Challenge is to reduce pollution from schools and colleges to zero.
Mountain Justice is a SEAC campaign to stop Mountain Top Removal Mining (MTR):
- Instead of going underground to remove coal, the mountain is blown off to expose thin seams of coal. Up to 1000 feet of mountain may be removed.
- Rock and topsoil are exploded and then scooped away by giant machines.
- Millions of tons of topsoil and rock are dumped into nearby valleys burying headwater streams. Over 1200 miles of streams have been buried.
- After mining, companies are supposed to reclaim land, but native forests canâ€™t grow on MTR sites. Instead, mostly non-native grasses are planted, many of which are inedible to wildlife.
SEAC recognizes the connection between environmental destruction and war.
- The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), in collaboration with numerous other grassroots organizations, is standing up to the "military-industrial-entertainment-complex," and demanding a future free of state-sponsored violence and environmental destruction.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a SEAC initiative, is a community-based worker organization of largely Latino, Haitian and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida.
From this basis we fight for, among other things: a fair wage for the work we do, more respect on the part of our bosses and the industries where we work, better and cheaper housing, stronger laws and stronger enforcement against those who would violate workers' rights, the right to organize on our jobs without fear of retaliation, and an end to indentured servitude in the fields.
Resources > Water Resources & Water Quality
Resources > Waste (Solid) & Recycling
Resources > Law, Policy & Social Justice
Resources > Green Living/Sustainable Living > Energy & Environment
Resources > Fair Trade & Social Economy
Resources > Energy, Climate Change & Your Carbon Footprint
Resources > Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity
Resources > Civil Society*** > Nature & Biodiversity
Resources > Air Quality
Resources > Agriculture & Food