Keep Austin Wizard is petitioning the University to convert to entirely renewable energy sources by 2035.
The local student chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit organization run primarily by Harry Potter fans, is collaborating with Environment Texas, an advocacy project of Environment America. Environment Texas wrote the petition and gave it Claire Norris, president of Keep Austin Wizard, to collect signatures on campus.
The organization plans to send the petition to UT President Greg Fenves by the end of the year and organize a meeting with him to discuss further action. Norris said the Harry Potter Alliance uses fandom to organize people for activism, which is a major theme throughout the book series.