To: President & Board of Trustees

University of Redlands: Go Fossil Free!

University of Redlands: Go Fossil Free!

Because it is unconscionable for the university to benefit from investments that will condemn the planet to climate disaster, we call on University of Redlands 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?

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 $50bn 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.

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

University of Redlands

Reasons for signing

  • I am so proud to be an alumna of this amazing school, but I want the money I invested in my education to go toward things I support and believe in, not to contribute to climate change. Redlands, please stop funding what so many of us are going to dedicate our lives to fighting against. Think of the future of your students and our beautiful planet.
  • I want to be proud of my education. I want to know that any support I give the school in which I've fallen in love, will go directly to the school and not to companies that represent everything I'm am educating myself to fight against. Thank you.
  • 1 liter of urine yield 6 kilowatt hour worth of energy- invest in that.

Updates

2016-03-24 02:29:27 -0400

500 signatures reached