19 Nov '12, 4pm

For immediate release: 72% of Harvard students vote for fossil fuel divestment! #FossilFree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Harvard Students Vote to Support Fossil Fuel Divestment First School in Nation to Pass Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Referendum Cambridge, MA —Last Friday night, the Harvard College Undergraduate Council announced that the student body had voted 72% in favor of Harvard University divesting its $30.7 billion endowment from fossil fuels. Members of the Harvard chapter of Students for a Just and Stable Future have been campaigning since September to divest Harvard’s endowment from the top 200 publicly-traded fossil fuel corporations that own the majority of the world’s oil, coal, and gas reserves. Chloe Maxmin, a co-coordinator for Divest Harvard, said that the election results show unprecedented student voice around divestment: “In 1990, 52% of voting students supported complete divestment from apartheid South Africa. Today 72% of vot...

Full article: http://350.org/en/media/harvard-vote

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