To: President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser

Colorado Mountain College: Go Fossil Free!

Colorado Mountain College: Go Fossil Free!

Because it is unconscionable to pay for our education with investments that will condemn the planet to climate disaster, we call on Colorado Mountain College to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.

Why is this important?

Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone Colorado experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, fires and, floods that are effecting thousands of families and costing billions in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on Colorado Mountain College to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds. We believe such action on behalf of CMC will not only be a sound decision for our institution's financial portfolio, but also for the wellbeing of its current and future graduating classes, who deserve the opportunity to graduate with a future not defined by climate chaos.

Colorado Mountain College

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Reasons for signing

  • as bill mckibben has said "attack from all directions"...
  • As a college offering a degree in Sustainability Studies you should be walking the talk in creating a future based on clean, renewable energies. As a community member that works w/ CMC I hope that you will turn your back on practices that harm our environment and community while supporting your students' future.

Updates

2013-10-13 19:21:40 -0400

10 signatures reached