To: The University of Portland Investments in Fossil Fuels

Divest UP

Divest UP

We ask our University to:
1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest from all companies on the Carbon Tracker 200 list within 5 years.
3. Reinvest in more sustainable companies.

Why is this important?

The University of Portland is a great University for many reasons. One of them is that UP puts a lot of effort into being environmentally friendly and sustainable. But unfortunately the University is still investing in fossil fuels through its endowment fund.
UP needs to divest, because the fossil fuel industry is everything that sustainability is not: fossil fuels are highly polluting, non-renewable, and a major cause of climate change.
Fossil fuel divestment has two goals: First, it aligns actions with values. For UP, divestment would be a great next step in becoming more sustainable, a topic that is already of such high importance to the University. Second, divestment changes the public discourse on our collective energy future.

It’s time for the University to take action.

Portland, OR, United States

Reasons for signing

  • I'm a neighbor and value what U of P brings to the neighborhood and Portland. Every university should divest, for the future of their students.
  • I believe "Pilots" can be leaders.
  • Because saving the planet isn't something you can procrastinate on.

Updates

2015-11-04 18:26:36 -0500

http://www.upbeacon.com/2015/11/04/why-up-should-divest-from-fossil-fuels/

2015-10-27 20:03:08 -0400

100 signatures reached

2015-10-27 18:50:46 -0400

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2015-10-25 17:35:28 -0400

50 signatures reached

2015-10-23 19:03:46 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-10-22 13:09:13 -0400

10 signatures reached

2015-10-15 14:51:36 -0400

http://www.upbeacon.com/2015/10/14/divestment-campaign-coming-to-up/