Fall 2017: Things are heating up this term (not the least of which is the climate)

A lot of exciting things are happening this term! So many things, actually, that it could get a little overwhelming. So, to make things less hectic, here is a simple breakdown of all the divestment action you’ll want to get in on this term:

  1. Despite our opposition, the Responsible Investment Working Group (the group set up by the Board of Governors to study the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) implications of the University’s investments) will be wrapping up its call for comments this Friday, October 13, 2017. So, if you haven’t yet, hurry and send an email to Mike Grivicic, the group secretary, to let him know that you don’t want the University to fund climate change with your money anymore. Know any other strong divestment supporters? Make sure they send the RIWG an email as well! See more information about the Responsible Investment Working Group (RIWG) here.
  2. To illustrate the widespread student-, alumni-, staff-, and faculty-support for fossil fuel divestment on campus, we’ve launched a petition. So, sign it! Share it! And, share it some more! All student, alumni, staff and faculty signatures are welcome!
  3. Want another way of showing your support for fossil fuel divestment? Want to learn from various experts on climate change, divestment and environmental finance? Maybe eat some free food? Then, save the date for our Divestment and Free Food event on Tuesday,  October 24 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Grad House. See you all there!

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