Updated: Saturday, 24 Oct 2009, 11:54 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 24 Oct 2009, 8:25 PM EDT
AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - It's miserable, cold and rainy out there but one group of determined students pressed on in the name of clean energy.
Members of the Western Massachusetts Leadership Campaign are spending the night in soggy tents camped on the Amherst Town Common.
They're hoping to send a message to the governor that they're not okay with the way Bay State residents power their homes.
"Right now, our homes are all powered by dirty electricity, which causes climate change," says Sam Rubin, one of the participants. "We turn on a lightswitch, and that electricity comes from a coal plant, it comes from an oil plant and that burns fossil fuels."
The group wants Gov. Patrick to introduce a bill that calls for 100 percent clean electricity in the next decade.