About the Lumps of Coal Campaign
The Lumps of Coal Campaign got its start between 2009 and 2010 when we at ScienceWiz™
began handing out a science activity called "Stinky Rocks."
This activity combines science with political action.
The activity begins with a very simple fossil fuel experiment that explores the concept of "clean coal."
Burn a chip of coal broken from a much larger piece of coal to understand first hand how "clean" coal really is.
Amazingly, the burning of even a tiny chip of coal will stink up a whole room.
Then you and/or your group have a choice:
You can burn the rest of your lump of coal.
OR you can bury the coal in the ground.
OR you can mail it to your legislators with a demand for action!
One thing led to another and the Lumps of Coal Campaign emerged.