To: President & Board of Trustees

Claremont School of Theology: Go Fossil Free!

Claremont School of Theology: Go Fossil Free!

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on the Claremont School of Theology 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 the Claremont School of Theology 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.

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.

Claremont School of Theology, North College Avenue, Claremont, CA, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • Because we must do the right thing and not the easy thing.
  • Help our earth
  • Global warming is approaching even more dangerous levels. We must leave fossil fuels in the ground and go to wind, water, and other solutions to save our beautiful earth.

Updates

2015-01-23 14:59:19 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-01-17 19:46:39 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-01-14 13:20:37 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-01-07 12:43:06 -0500

10 signatures reached