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To: President McCartney and the Board of Trustees

Smith College: Go Fossil Free!

Reason for signing

  • As a former Trustee of the College and Investor Responsibility Committee member, I hope that Smith seriously considers divestment from fossil fuels. These shares are overpriced because they presume that known fossil fuel reserves will be extracted and burned; physics tells us this is impossible if we wish to avoid climate chaos. Smith can take a stand - as it did with South Africa, Sudan, and tobacco investments - and refuse to tie the college's future to an industry that is going nowhere.