Divestment efforts at Philly Campuses

Divestment efforts at Philly Campuses

Discussions about Philadelphia demographics often refer to  the “eds and meds” because of the many universities and hospitals here. Students at some of campuses are organizing for “Fossil Free” campuses, asking the college trustees to divest from funds that invest in fossil fuels, spun off the global effort at GoFossilFree.

14918866_626530044201174_1297250807045834153_oThis movement seems to be on a roll in the UK, where 16 more universities join the divestment movement.

In the US, we need to push even more for a fossil free future.

See What does a Trump presidency mean for the Divestment movement?

To date, there are these divestment wins… Yale University,

9-21_peoples_climate_march-6-1And locally, we’ve got a dozen local campuses with climate activists.

Who’ll be the first to convince their campus?
  1. Temple University students have begun a Go Fossil Free! petition a couple of years ago. Who’s ready to run with the the torch now?
  2. Drexel University students have begun a Go Fossil Free! petition and a Facebook page (ffDrexel) and are active with 350 Philly on the Fossil Free SEPTA campaign.
  3. University of Pennsylvania students have begun a Go Fossil Free! petition, a website (Fossil Free Penn), and a Facebook page (Fossil Free Penn). About 120 professors are in support of the proposal and almost 200 alumni. Looks like they’ve been quite active recently, see their recent media coverage.
  4. West Chester University has a Go Fossil Free! petition
  5. Villanova University has a Go Fossil Free! petition
    • Climanova?
  6. Penn State University of Greater Phila ha1557578_340253299448805_1404003228_ns a Facebook page with recent posts, see here. Suggest teaming up with them.
  7. Widener University has a Go Fossil Free! petition.
  8. Arcadia University has a Go Fossil Free! petition.
  9. Community College of Philadelphia has a Go Fossil Free petition
  10. Haverford College has a Go Fossil Free! petition
  11. Lehigh University – Go Fossil Free!430453_403064449719069_313035253_n
  12. Swarthmore College’s Swarthmore Mountain Justice has been active with coal extraction.

No student interest to date at these campuses…

  1. University of Delaware
  2. Rowan University
  3. Stockton University
  4. Saint Joseph’s University
  5. Millersville University
  6. Rutgers University
  7. La Salle University
  8. Thomas Jefferson University
  9. Philadelphia University
  10. Eastern University
  11. DeSales University – Lansdale
  12. Immaculata University
  13. Neumann University
  14. Phila College of Osteopathic Medicine
  15. Holy Family University
  16. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  17. Gwynedd Mercy University

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