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To: President & Board of Trustees

Landmark College: Go Fossil Free!

Landmark College: Go Fossil Free!

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on Landmark 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 University 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.

Landmark College, River Road South, Putney, VT

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Reasons for signing

  • To make the world a better place. Not only just for us, but those who we love as well. No reason to not sign it, right!?
  • It's the right thing to do.
  • Those in power have shown that they are incapable of mitigating this looming disaster, so we must take the initiative ourselves to protect our home planet. Segregation didn't end because the government said so, it ended because the people rose up and demanded justice. Everyone must join in solidarity to demand climate justice.


2013-11-20 23:36:01 -0500

281 Signatures! Let's get to 300 by Sunday!

2013-10-29 21:46:00 -0400

We just hit 223 signatures! Thank you so much for your support! Let's keep this momentum going!

2013-10-26 18:19:22 -0400

We've reached 142 signatures! We need at least fifty more from current students and as many as possible from Alumni, Staff, Faculty, and Supporters. Thank you all so much for your support!

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2013-10-24 20:12:00 -0400

50 signatures reached