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To: Bob Birdsong and the Broward College Foundation
I ♥ BC Fossil Free
We call on the Broward College Foundation to immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels, oil and tar sands companies and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.
Why is this important?
It is simple: if it is wrong to destroy the planet, then it is wrong to profit from that destruction.
Divesting from fossil fuel and tar sands companies supports Broward College's vision to "stand at the leading edge of technological and environmentally sound innovation."
Divesting from fossil fuels also supports two of Broward College's core values: a commitment to sustainability by "ensuring efficient use of college resources while implementing fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives that can be modeled in collaboration with our community," and integrity "by fostering an environment of respect,dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all its members while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility."
In addition, Broward College's divestment from fossil fuel and tar sands companies also supports the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission six core values:
Continuous Quality Improvement
By divesting from the fossil fuel industry, Broward College can help to discredit the fossil fuel companies so that they loose their influence over our government.
By joining the growing number of education institutions, churches, towns, and states across the country, Broward College can help bring pressure to bear on government and industry to act now to slow climate change and rising sea-levels which threaten the security of our land, food supply, drinking water, health, property values and the overall future of our planet.
How it will be delivered
We plan on delivering this petition in person, by mail, by email, and through social media networks.