19 Feb '12, 11pm

Fossil fuel industry, look out: Campus Sustainability + Occupy = Divestment

Fossil fuel industry, look out: Campus Sustainability + Occupy = Divestment

This is why a new wave of students is bringing new urgency to the movement. We’re following in the footsteps of our predecessors who fought for carbon neutrality, and bringing an Occupy-inspired awareness that money at the heart of our social and environmental ills. American universities collectively invest over 350 billion dollars. Believe it or not, a lot of that money goes to propping up the dirty, dangerous and outdated fossil fuel industry. Here at Swarthmore, a group of students came together because we just couldn’t sit around and watch this happen. We couldn’t stay silent while our school pours money into companies that are making people sick and destroying the planet. Along with students at UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Illinois, and several other schools, we are demanding that our schools divest our money from the fossil fuel industry.

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2012/02/19/fossil-fuel-ind...

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