This morning, 40 members of the DivestNU coalition launched an occupation of Centennial Common. We are calling on Northeastern to rise as a leader in the fight for climate justice by ending our investment in the fossil fuel industry. We will remain until the administration takes action or we are forced out.
Climate change is the defining issue of our lifetime, and we will not rest until our University ends its support of fossil fuel companies.
Stand with us as we stand with the communities already suffering the devastation of climate change.
Our Community Demands Divestment
In 2014, students voted overwhelmingly in favor of divestment. This March, President Aoun’s own committee recommended divestment. Yet over the summer, administrators rebuked the community’s calls, dismissing divestment as a “retreat from global challenges.”
Exxon Knew, Exxon Lied
To have a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 2°C, no new fossil fuel infrastructure can be built. Still, companies like Exxon spend millions of dollars each day exploring for more coal, oil, and gas, all while bankrolling climate denial. This is a rogue industry, and it must be stopped.
Climate Change is Here
Each of the last 16 consecutive months have been the hottest in history, and 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record. Floods in the southeast, fires in the west – millions of people are already struggling with the reality of a warmer world.
This is our moment. Join us tonight (10/3) at 6pm for a rally in Centennial with our entire coalition.