Governor Cooper Call-in Day

Enviva, a corporation that manages wood pellet factories to provide a supplementary fuel source for European countries, is building a wood pellet factory in Richmond County that will result in mass deforestation and lasting environmental health consequences for the already-disadvantaged community. In a coordinated effort to combat this injustice, SEEC recently hosted a call-in event at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Hundreds of students called the offices of Governor Roy Cooper to encourage him to revoke Enviva’s permit to build their factory, and SEEC hopes to continue fighting this issue in the coming months. Watch the video to learn more!

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SEEC Field Day

SEEC’s first Field Day was an afternoon filled with excitement as students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics learned about different ways to promote environmental literacy and action! Through trivia competitions, recycling games, raffles (with prizes including succulents and solar-powered USB kits), and other entertaining activities, over 100 gifted students learned more about both environmental problems and solutions. This event demonstrably achieved our goal of informing future leaders about environmental stewardship, while engaging students in an interesting and light-hearted afternoon. Many more high school students are now involved with SEEC!

Welcome to SEEC

Welcome to the blog for the Student Environmental Education Coalition (SEEC)! We are a North Carolina-based, grassroots, non-partisan, and entirely youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to cultivate a generation of environmentally literate students.

SEEC’s primary focus for these coming months is activism — we have recently been getting involved with prominent organizations like the Sierra Club and Dogwood Alliance to bring about change together! SEEC has had a very busy year, and with many more events on our calendar, here are just a few of our highlights:

  • Storytelling with Dogwood Alliance: On July 27th, people from all over North Carolina came together to share a night of storytelling and environmental dialogue. The night featured 10 awe-inspiring stories that spoke to the core of what protecting our environment is all about. SEEC and Dogwood hope to continue our partnership to organize future events in the Triangle community!
  • Governor Cooper Call-in Day: Enviva, a corporation that manages wood pellet factories to provide an alternative fuel source, is building a wood pellet factory in Richmond County that will result in mass deforestation and lasting environmental health consequences in the community. This would be disastrous for the environment, which is why we’re holding a call-in day to request Governor Cooper to revoke Enviva’s permit for their factory. Want to learn more? Watch this video: https://www.facebook.com/DogwoodAlliance/videos/10156219203377926/?hc_ref=ARSmjEDoi8VhRFGac4Y6gDD6tO1jMwh53LgXYO0DaWAteaEDK4QPN5BfPGq_jQgbHw
  • Sierra Club: SEEC is excited to begin a new partnership with Sierra Club, an international nonprofit famous for protecting our environment! SEEC and Sierra Club plan on getting heavily involved in activism in the local community. For example, we are getting involved in protests against Duke Energy raising electricity rates by 15% to pay for their coal ash spill, when Duke should be taking responsibility for their own actions and paying for it themselves.

Stay tuned for more details and events!