In 1990 a small group of students got together to "do something" in Raleigh for the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. After a semester of hard work, the Earth Day Coalition stagedone of the largest environmental events ever to have taken place at NCSU. Over 5000 students gathered in the brickyard in front of the D.H. Hill library to hear speakers, including Ralph Nader, and then the assembled group marched down Hillsborough Street to join the rest of the city. After Earth Day, the founders of the the Coalition had grown into a core group of dedicated individuals, that did not let go of the momentum from Earth Day. From 1990-1995, the Earth Day Coalition took on a new name of SEAC (Student Environmental Action Coalition). As part of a national SEAC organization, based in Chapel Hill, the group continued to work on local environmental problems and participate in national activities. It was not until January of 1995 the group changed its name to the Lorax Environmental Club, while still being part of the National SEAC organization.