We call on the President and Board of Governors of Dalhousie to:
1) Freeze all new investments in the fossil fuel industry.
2) Commit to divesting all holdings in the fossil fuel industry
within four years.
3) Make public all of its endowment investments.
Why is this important?
It is wrong for an institution of higher education to profit from the destruction of the planet. Dalhousie's investments in the fossil fuel industry actively compromise the ability of our generation, and our children’s generation, to lead socially and environmentally healthy lives.
By investing in the fossil fuel industry we are investing in an industry whose profitability depends on ensuring the catastrophic effects of climate change. This is not only problematic and dire, it means that investment in fossil fuels undermines the values held by Dalhousie University. As a self-declared leader in sustainability, it's time for Dal to put its money where its mouth is - and invest in both future students and the future of the planet.