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The UW Oshkosh Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) has joined forces with more than 180 countries on the largest day of carbon-cutting the planet has ever seen.

“10-10-10 will be remembered as the day the world put aside its differences and came together to do whatever is needed to prevent runaway climate change,” said Franny Armstrong, founder of the 10:10 campaign, which helped inspire the events.

On Oct. 11, 2010, SEAC is inviting Oshkosh residents to join in its efforts to make a change. SEAC will celebrate climate solutions and send politicians a clear message: “We’re getting to work — what about you?”

SEAC invites everyone to join in at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Oshkosh City Hall to ask city leaders to promote alternative transportation in Oshkosh. There will be a pre-rally gathering in front of Kolf Sports Center, 785 Algoma Blvd., at 3 p.m. SEAC members will then bike safely and orderly to City Hall. Other attendees are welcome to meet them there but are asked to ride their bikes or use another form of alternative transportation. SEAC members will then hand over their petitions to City Manager Mark Rohloff, express their concerns and hear from a guest speaker.

About and 10:10

Founded by American environmentalist Bill McKibben, is an international campaign that works to build a global climate movement. On Oct. 24, 2009, they organized what CNN called the “most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history.” is named after the goal of reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere from its current level of 390 parts per million (ppm) to below 350 ppm, the safe upper limit according to the latest science.

About UW Oshkosh SEAC

The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) at UW Oshkosh  is an active student group dedicated to environmental responsibility and social justice. SEAC — pronounced “seek,” as in “seeking a greener campus” — is a grassroots environmental organization with the purpose of raising environmental awareness at UW Oshkosh and around the world.

SEAC’s mission is three fold:

  1. To uproot environmental injustices through action and education.
  2. To challenge the power structure which threatens the environment.
  3. To create progressive environmental and social change on both the local and global levels.

More information and details regarding the event can be found at or contact SEAC Co-President Robyn Anderson directly at

For more information about SEAC, visit

Luke Vandenberg, SEAC, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.