Photo from Columbia Divest for Climate Justice Facebook page
The Responsible Endowments Coalition supports the students of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) on the fifth day of Low Library's occupation.
The fossil fuel industry drives the climate crisis, exploits and oppresses communities along its entire supply chain, and has captured our political process by buying off our politicians. We commend Columbia Divest for Climate Justice for confronting their administration’s complicity in this destructive industry by demanding their university cut financial ties with the top 200 dirty energy companies.
President Bollinger must publicly recommend full fossil fuel divestment to Columbia’s board of trustees, and have the University divest its British Petroleum and ExxonMobil shares.
We applaud CDCJ for organizing and mobilizing students, alums, and faculty at Columbia University. Low Library’s occupation by CDCJ is an incredible show of student power and discipline. REC sees students demanding #endowmentjustice as the first step campuses are taking across the nation to ultimately turn to a cooperative economy powered by democratically controlled renewable energy. REC will continue to support these campaigners until all CDCJ’s demands are met and Columbia University is fossil free!
Support this action and Columbia Divest for Climate Justice by sending donations directly to student activists here.