PPro is happy to support and promote the work of Divest Princeton, which is “bringing together current students, alumni, faculty, and others to urge Princeton to divest from fossil fuels.” They are doing this chiefly by urging alumni to agree to withhold donations until the University does divest itself. More information, and an opportunity to sign up, is on their website.
Divest Princeton will be holding a Zoom event on 29 May 2020 at 1pmEDT as part of the Reunions Open Events. Meeting Registration is here.
Cornell, Brown and UC have done it: Why Can’t We? A Discussion on Fossil Fuel Divestment at Princeton
Princeton has the largest endowment per student in the United States at over $26 billion. Princeton students, alumni and the community have been organizing for divestment from fossil fuels since 2013. While other leading academic, public and financial institutions have divested, Princeton has yet to take action. Join us for a discussion on the Proposal currently under consideration, submitted by Divest Princeton to the university.
Bob Massie ’78, veteran climate and social justice activist and an expert on divestment and finance and Rebecca Goldburg ’80, Director, Environmental Research and Science, Pew Charitable Trusts (but speaking on her own behalf), will discuss how the proposal meets the moral, scientific, and economic obligations that the climate crisis demands. Anna Liebowitz ‘09, who initiated and spearheaded the ‘No Donations Until Divestment’ letter will moderate. Q and A to follow.