Campus Updates, September 2011

A new year, a new set of exciting campaigns, a new slate of potential victories to push our movement to the next level. As always, REC is so thankful and honored to work with such amazing leaders across the country.

Mt. Holyoke College students continue their discussion with REC and other stakeholders about how to strengthen their school’s committment to responsible investmnet, including the potential of joining other interested students in the Pioneer Valley region, including people at Amherst, Smith, and UMass Amherst.

REC’s Community Investment National Campaign is entering its second year with more energy than ever! REC is supporting student leaders guiding the campaign from a variety of schools across the country, including the University of San Francisco, Tulane University, Florida A&M University, the University of Pittsburgh, Hampton University, and Fairfield University.

At the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, students are asking their administrations about their investments in the coal industry. Likewise, at Swarthmore College, students are focusing on the college’s investments in fossil fuels in order to encourage a dialog about our energy future. REC is excited to support their efforts to make their endowments more sustainable.

REC is excited to be working with students at Bard College about new ways to collaborate with their committee on investor responsibility this year. Bard students on their committee had amazing success in 2008 with their shareholder resolution against McDonalds.

Students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo will be presenting on REC’s work and the responsible investment movement at their new students’ Week of Welcome (WOW) this week.

The University of Louisville in Kentucky is doing great work with their new SRI Committee! Read more about one student’s experience at our Effective Committees Workshop this year and what she was able to take back to her school here.

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