At University of California, instead of focusing on normal college things (sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll), they’re thinking about the environment (namely, trees).
Who says we’re not the generation that will change the world?
Students at UC-Berkley are protesting the potential athletic center that is heading for right smack-dab in the middle of an oak grove.
They’re not monkeys, but the students are spending up to a week literally sitting on the tall branches of the oak trees. Their friends come by and hoist water and food up to them. This, believe it or not, has been going on for a year!
Last month a judge ruled that they had the legal write to remove the protestors. The thought has brought on a rampage of online-suggestions for their removal: tranquilizers, skunk spray and fire hoses. So far, the University has only put up a chain-link fence.
The students wear masks and provide fake names to authorities and journalists. In fact, one tree-sitting student “Dumpster Muffin” said she feels “awesome.”
Saving the environment is not all fun and games, however. Two students have broken several bones from falls.
Broken bones? It’s all relative when it comes to preserving the future, right?