The Dangers of Coal Mining for Fifth Graders– and Congress Members– In Under 2 minutes

Sierra Club Releases Fun New Video Explaining Basics of Dangerous Coal Mining

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(ENEWSPF)–November 20, 2014.  Who said education was boring? Yesterday, the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign unveiled a short video highlighting the dangers of coal-fired power plants. In one minute and forty-two seconds, viewers will be entertained while getting schooled on the dangers of dirty coal plants, the advantages of clean energy sources, and the need to move the country beyond coal.

“Though this video pokes some fun, we know that coal is a dirty, dangerous, and outdated fuel source that makes our families sick by causing respiratory illnesses and contributing to climate disruption through carbon pollution,” said Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. “We hope this video helps viewers– from 5th graders to Congress members– easily understand the dangers of powering our country with coal and why clean energy sources, like wind and solar, make more sense.”

Designed and produced in-house by the Sierra Club’s creative department, the animated video creates an engaging and entertaining visual that details why it is so critical that we move off coal.

You can watch the full video at

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