To: President Perkins & the Board of Trustees

Divest NEC from Fossil Fuels!

Divest NEC from Fossil Fuels!

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on New England College 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 institution will not only be a sound decision for New England College's financial portfolio, but also for the well-being of its current and future graduating classes, who deserve the opportunity to graduate with a future not defined by climate chaos.

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.

Henniker, NH, United States

Reasons for signing

  • climate is important in coral reef
  • I believe its important for the future of NECand having investments in anything but fossil fuels will be beneficial
  • I care about the enviorment more than anything.


2017-03-28 20:40:19 -0400

We made an appearance in the college newspaper just short of a month ago - keep it strong!

2017-02-10 22:10:03 -0500

The Environmental Action Committe wants a Fossil Free NEC!

2017-02-10 22:08:39 -0500

300 signatures reached

2017-01-16 17:08:55 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-10 21:47:44 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-10 13:21:14 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-09 23:52:10 -0500

10 signatures reached