Divest Princeton is a seven-year old campaign which seeks to compel Princeton University to divest itself of investments in fossil fuels. Almost 1,700 students, alumni, faculty, and staff have signed an open letter to President Eisgruber to that effect, and numerous organizations including PPro have endorsed Divest Princeton.
PPro supports Divest Princeton because climate change is the existential crisis of our time, and investments in businesses that promote use of fossil fuels contribute to rather than help solve this enormous threat to the health of the planet and its inhabitants. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, use of sustainable energy sources is more economically efficient than continuing to use harmful coal, oil, and natural gas. Princeton University needs to demonstrate moral leadership on this issue because of its status as a world class research institution.
The main challenge now for Divest Princeton is to gather more supporters to increase the pressure on the Resources Committee so that it will recommend divestment to the University’s Board of Trustees. To that end, it is particularly important that more alumni sign the open letter to President Eisgruber, which is where you come in. Please give strong consideration toward doing so by going to Divest Princeton’s website.
May America move forward soon in unity with a commitment to improving the lives of all Americans and with renewed moral authority under President Biden and Vice President Harris.