It’s time to divest.
- October 6, 2020
Climate change is accelerating at an alarming rate. In the past year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. The scientific consensus around the world is clear and overwhelming; we must keep fossil fuels in the ground to avoid further global warming.
We, the students of [College name], call on [College name] to divest from direct ownership of fossil fuel companies and any funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds. We believe such action is necessary not only for the health of our planet, but also for the wellbeing of [College name] graduates and future generations, who deserve a future that is not defined by environmental degradation.
Make [College name] a leader in environmentally responsible investment.