To: President Randy J. Dunn and the SIU Board of Trustees

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Go Fossil Free!

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Go Fossil Free!

Because it is unconscionable to pay for our education with investments that will condemn the planet to climate disaster, we call on Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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.

Why is this important?

As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed because it's a no brainer. Do the right thing, and do it quickly.
  • Our daughter attends SIU and truly believes in this.
  • Our UCOL theme last year was going green. So why aren't we going green? Come on now...

Updates

2018-03-16 23:03:46 -0400

500 signatures reached

2013-11-07 22:54:15 -0500

100 signatures reached