Student Groups: Geography and Environmental Sustainability Club, Earth Rebirth, OUtdoor Club, Students Against Factory Farming Economy, OUr Earth, University of Oklahoma Student Association’s (UOSA) Office of Green Initiatives.
Environmental student activists at OU promote sustainability through different avenues. One is through their student government, which includes a sustainability-specific department with a single mission: to spread environmental awareness. The program sponsors the school’s annual Green Week, where student environmental advocates educate and promote their mission. This usually includes sustainable art shows, bicycle tune-ups, and on-campus farmers markets, Allison Nguyen says, a junior studying environmental science at Oklahoma.
Many environmental advocates at OU also raise awareness through the organization, OUr Earth. The group is the largest student-driven group at the school, and seeks to take action both on their campus and in the greater Oklahoma area. They have actively participated in national Power Shift campaigns since 2009 and continue to advocate for sustainability in their community. Since 2013, OUr Earth, Earth Rebirth, and the other OU environmental groups have chosen to align their separate missions and work toward change on campus together, according to Jessica Scott, a senior studying geography and environmental science.