Citizens’ Climate Lobby has officially arrived at Bloomsburg University.
Advised by Dr. Eric Miller, a communication studies professor at Bloomsburg, BUCCL hopes to bring more awareness of the climate crisis to students, as well as bring solutions that students can use in their everyday lives to help limit contributions to the problem.
According to CCL’s official website, “CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Our supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.”
Bloomsburg University’s chapter of CCL started last semester by assembling an executive board of students. Executive board members include Anna Sassaman, Sophia Robinson, Ryan Williams, Nancy Bucci, Autumn Gunn, and Claudia Frantz.
The team spent last semester doing things such as selling and painting reusable tote bags, making signs for the climate strike and getting students to sign petitions to get BU a sustainability coordinator.
They have met with BU President, Dr. Hanna, to discuss the university’s stance on climate change and what we as a campus are doing to help or worsen the problem, and also Peter Buckland, who is a professor from Penn State who advocates for sustainability.
They have also sponsored events such as the screening of “Chasing Coral,” a documentary that showcases the effects of climate change on our ocean’s coral.
In November, they sat in front of the Committee of Student Organizations where they pitched their club, and got approval.
This semester they have started general meetings. Any Bloomsburg University student is welcome to attend.
General meetings are the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. in McCormick 1230.