To: President & Board of Trustees

Divest for a Fossil Free LMU

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As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on Loyola Marymount University 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 our University 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. LMU is a Jesuit institution with a mission statement that preaches the promotion of justice, both local and global. Divesting from fossil-fuel companies will run to the benefit of people both within our Westchester community and also all across the planet. For the good of our students, our nation, and the environment as a whole, to preserve the quality of life for this and future generations worldwide, we call upon you to join a growing movement of schools around the country that are committed to preventing a more extreme climate by moving Loyola Marymount University's endowment beyond fossil fuels.

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 our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion 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.

How it will be delivered

Deliver in person

Westchester, Los Angeles, CA

Reasons for signing

  • For my grandchildren and their grandchildren
  • How can our government not give a damn knowing that the continued use of the most dirtiest most carbon intensive energy sources will only collapse life on earth as we know it.
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Updates

2014-12-05 22:30:02 -0500

100 signatures reached

2013-12-19 15:46:08 -0500

50 signatures reached

2013-12-17 15:49:47 -0500

25 signatures reached

2013-09-13 00:17:35 -0400

10 signatures reached