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To: The Board of Trustees

Divest the University of Cincinnati from Fossil Fuels

Divest the University of Cincinnati from Fossil Fuels

We want the University of Cincinnati to immediately freeze any new investments in the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies and commit to divesting endowment funds from those companies within the next five years.

Why is this important?

Climate change is the greatest issue our generation will ever face, both in its size and its immediacy. As the global temperatures rise, our oceans are becoming more acidic, water levels are rising, the frequency of severe weather events is increasing, and people all over the planet are suffering. From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic circle, people's lives and livelihoods are in danger. This is the future that the fossil fuel industry is creating. This is the future that UC, as an institution, is supporting through investments in the fossil fuel industry.

The University of Cincinnati has much to gain from a commitment to divesting. UC has a strong record of sustainable actions, so divesting from fossil fuels would prove the strength and validity of UC's commitment to sustainability. As a leader in the Cincinnati community and the state of Ohio, divestment would allow UC to become even more of a strong, positive, sustainable role model for other institutions.

Please show your support for this cause by signing this online petition today!

Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • Every possible commitment to protecting the planet is important.
  • noemi told me to
  • divestment is so important for pushing the fossil fuel industry to be better. By looking holistically at how our money funds human and environmental injustices, we will see divestment is the only option!


2019-03-01 17:36:34 -0500

100 signatures reached

2019-03-01 11:34:46 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-02-02 16:03:11 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-08-10 19:07:43 -0400

10 signatures reached