Posted on March 8, 2013.
Tagged with Beyond Coal, UIUC, Students for Environmental Concerns, quad, .

Photo By Claire Everett | The Daily Illini

Tyler Rotche, Beyond Coal president and sophomore in LAS, pins an orange square on Felicia Speranske, Students for Environmental Concerns co-president and senior in NRES. The orange squares represent the unified student movement to divest from coal on college campuses. Rotche said the idea came from when tuition was raised for colleges in Quebec, and students used red squares to signify the right to free education. “At the Student Divestment Convergence, students from Quebec were there, and we adopted the orange square to show solidarity for our movement.” Beyond Coal members passed out about 120 squares on the Quad on Thursday.