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To: St. Francis Xavier University
We want St. Francis Xavier University to immediately stop acquiring new fossil fuel investments and divest all holdings from fossil fuel and extracted industries.
We think it is in the best interests of the university, environment and local community if STFX were to take steps to ensure an ecologically sound approach to their finances.
Why is this important?
The world is changing.
Global climate change is quickly slipping out of our grasp. Our unchecked attack on the natural world has caused incalculable damage to ecological systems, economic prosperity and human life. As we continue to pollute our world, we only sink deeper into a grave of our own making.
In the face of accelerating climate change and environmental degradation, a new vision of modern life has emerged. Across the board, new initiatives are being developed to create and sustain a world that is devoid of fossil fuels. The leading edges in technology, architecture, agriculture and human resources coalesce in the determination to create a civilization that is compatible with the Earth’s natural systems. Beneath the exterior of despair lie a quiet optimism and the opportunity to have a hand in the creation of our future.
We therefore think that it is not only our university’s responsibility to divest any fossil fuel assets they may own, but it is in their own self interest. As the world adapts to these new ideas, we believe that there is a great opportunity for Saint Francis Xavier University to capitalise financially on these emerging industries while taking the lead among Canadian universities in sustainable development.