Fossil Free Yale: One Year On

FOSSIL FREE YALE celebrates the conclusion of a highly successful first year. While much progress is yet to come, much has already been made. Here is a brief recapitulation of some of the accomplishments of Fossil Free Yale in its first year:

YALE’S ACIR (ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INVESTOR RESPONSIBILITY)

  • Fossil Free Yale is working toward a vote of approval on divestment from the Yale ACIR, from which point the ultimate decision would lie with the CCIR (Corporate Committee on Investor Responsibility).

  • We have authored a comprehensive report on fossil fuel divestment that numbers over 80 pages and contains new research related to the various pathways to divestment.

PETITION & SUPPORT

  • We have established and are continuing to build a strong network, utilizing the synergy of allied undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, alumni and as many different levels of the Yale community as possible.

  • We obtained petition signatures from over 1000 members of the Yale community: undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff.

  • We are on are way toward having our student government, the Yale College Council, conduct a referendum on undergraduate support of this issue.

PRESS & MEDIA

  • We created and maintained an extensive online presence

    • our website, fossilfreeyale.org

    • a facebook page (almost 500 likes) that keeps our supporters up-to-date

    • a twitter account that kept us connected to our fellow campaigns

  • We have received extensive and widely favorable coverage in the media, both within Yale and externally

    • fossilfreeyale.org/press-media/

Onward and upward!

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