Lions Should Lead – Eco Action 2010-2013

Protect Spring Creek Canyon

Eco Action members protest against Penn State receiving part of Spring Creek Canyon area, previously owned by the Department of Corrections in 2010. They were concerned Penn State would no protect the land and either sell it to be developed or turn it into agricultural lands.

Clean Energy March 

Eco Action marched in 2010 to urge Penn State to switch to renewable energy as part of 350.orgs day of action on 10/10/10. They marched from the Steam Plant to Old Main where they delivered a letter to Penn State President Graham Spanier asking for transparency and inclusion of students on sustainability processes on campus.



Bashing Gas

As Penn State announced it switch from coal to natural gas in 2011, Eco Action and Greenpeace worked together to bring Greenpeace’s Rolling Sunlight truck to campus so students could learn about renewable energy alternatives to gas.

Pants Down FlashMob

Eco Action protested Penn State’s use of fossil fuels in 2010: “More Embarrassed about dirty fossil fuel use on campus.”

Eco Action Plank Flashmob

Eco Action planked outside of the HUB to encourage students to stand up and vote on November 8th, 2011 to pass the Environmental Bill of Rights for the State College Community that would protect this area from being fracked. Their campaign was ultimately successful.


HARD-Core Volunteering

Eco Action volunteered to help clean up Black Moshannon State Park, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, and many other places through the 2010’s.


Protest Against Single Use Plastic

Eco Action continued the fight against single-use plastic on campus by building a large bottle made out of plastic bottles in front of Pattee library.




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