In the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, students from campuses around New York City came together to form the Amp Up Network. The first Amp Up Student Summit was held at CCNY Saturday, March 27 in the North Academic Center Ballroom. The grassroots Amp Up Network serves to connect environmental student activists on college campuses throughout the five boroughs. Those who attended the meeting at CCNY shared skills, information and resources that will enhance their organizing abilities. "I think an active citywide environmental network is something that has been needed for a long time, and I am glad to see it come to fruition," said Megan McNally, one of the principal organizers from Columbia University. "The Amp Up is the first step in increasing the energy and enthusiasm in the student environmental movement. By coming together and problem-solving and skills-sharing, we will be stronger and more effective leaders of today and tomorrow." The event was held at CCNY because of the strong commitment to environmental activities among its student body. In addition to working on citywide Earth Day activities, CCNY students celebrated Earth Week on campus. More on this story.