MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition
Fighting for renewable energy on college campuses statewide
Who We Are
MSCAC (formerly Fossil Free UMD) is leading the charge against fossil fuels on Maryland's public college campuses. Through advocacy on campus and at the state level, we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and push Maryland to be a leader in the fight against climate change.
What we're working on
At the state level, we are working on an initiative to increase legislative action around climate change. One of our newer efforts is to create and advocate for legislation that will improve emissions targets for state universities specifically. Our academic institutions are the perfect place to push the fight against climate change forward.
On campuses, we want to increase the visibility of our warming planet. As an organization, one of our priorities is to involve students in climate action and climate justice. Through strategies like tabling, marching, and occupying spaces, we are continuing to make climate change an issue students can rally around.
MSCAC also strives to educate people about climate change. On our home campus, we speak to the community regularly about the importance of climate action. By holding panels, teach-ins, and being a part of Earth Day events, we work to continue the conversation about global warming and drive change at the grassroots level.