The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) is a student and youth run national network whose mission it is to:
Build a network of diverse grassroots struggles that transcends current fabricated, oppressive constructs by sharing stories, skills, knowledge and radical analysis to dismantle destructive systems, and replace them with sustainable communities of resistance and collective liberation. We define the environment to include the physical, economic, political, and cultural conditions in which we live.
We believe individuals who want to change the world they live in, can do so efficiently, and more importantly, creatively, if they work within groups that have supportive infrastructures, and value human collaboration, and imagination. We want our members activity to define what this group is about – we are only as good as you make us.
This focus comes from an observation that during the first 6 decades of the 20th century, more and more Americans were involved in community organizations, but ever since the 1960s that number has decreased. In fact, the number of organizations have increased, but the number of members has not increased at the same rate. Additionally, many of the groups have become political groups where member participation simply consists of paying dues. There’s no infrastructure for the members to connect to one another and share their own ideas. Essentially, there’s no horizontal connection, just vertical. SEAC wants to establish a movement that represents its members. If you look around and see that the health of your community is being threatened and you want to do something about it, consider joining SEAC.
Getting involved is as easy as following the proceeding steps:
- First, read about our history.
- Learn about our principles, and consider if you and/or your group think it’s a good fit.
- If yes, join the online SEAC community.
- Browse through available groups that suit your interest (and if you don’t see one that does, feel free to create your own).
- Start connecting to other members and collaborating in our forums.