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UNCW students protest dirty energy,“die” for reform

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A UNCW student displaying his desire for cleaner energy sources. A UNCW student displaying his desire for cleaner energy sources.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – UNCW students say that they're "dying" for clean energy.

In an effort to push for clean, renewable energy on campus, students dressed in surgical masks and put together a massive "die-in" on campus Thursday morning.

The students then outlined their bodies in chalk, leaving colorful imprints remaining on the ground when they left.

They said that the purpose of the die-in is to show they are tired of "dirty energy" and that campuses need to stop depending on coal for energy to power their computers and classrooms.

While students pretended to die for a while, they say that, ultimately, they hope to live to see a dependency on solar and wind energy.

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