Student Environmental Action Coalition
Type of Organization: Interest
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of Organization: SEAC is a student and youth run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economic, political, and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure which threatens these conditions, students in SEAC work to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels.
Description of Organization: SEAC is dedicated to the principle of grassroots democracy. We are part of a grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups, working together to protect our planet and our 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 was created by and continues to be organized by young activists committed to change. SEACers use our network to organize regional campaigns and strenthen their local work with information and support from other groups. SEAC has fourteen organizational principles whose primary function is to define SEAC's vision for the organization. These principles, when combined with the mission statement, are used to shape all major decisions for the organization. The organizational principles are to: 1. Fight environmental degradation; 2. Recognize the impact of the environment on human individuals and communities; 3. Support human rights; 4. Support animal rights; 5. Demand corporate responsibility; 6. Fight class inequalities; 7. Fight racism; 8. Fight sexism; 9. Fight homophobia and heterosexism; 10. Fight imperialism and militarism; 11. Have a diverse membership; 12. Develop an activist rather than a volunteer approach; 13. Link our issues to local, community concerns; and 14. SEAC National exists to empower the grassroots through training and education. We view national campaigns as one of the tools to accomplish these goals.
Planned Projects/Events: Power Shift, PEAC, Adopt-A-Highway, hikes, NC Fair Trade Flower/Bake Sale/ Jewelry Sale, fundraising Earth Hour (Global power conservation), Community Garden activities, kayaking, Keystone awareness cultural event, Music in the Mountains (awareness concert/fundraiser)