Having laid down the groundwork in 2014, REC's Alumni Organizing Initiative continues to gain momentum in the new year. REC firmly believes that alumni support amplifies the demands of student campaigns and can provide the necessary push to bring about social change on campus and in the community. Alumni organizing expands support for endowment justice beyond campuses, from building alumni networks within and between universities to lending power to ongoing student campaigns.
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From Wednesday, April 1st to Friday, April 3rd, alumni and students are coming together for the National Alumni Escalation to send a collective message to universities: Stand on the side of climate justice and a sustainable future! Divest now! In collaboration with REC, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, 350.org, and the escalating schools, we are calling on all alumni to participate by signing on to this petition. You can also join the Fossil Free Facebook event and take part in our other actions.
Some of the escalating schools in the National Alumni Escalation and the broader spring fossil fuel divestment escalation are:
University of Colorado Boulder
University of California Berkeley
University of Massachusetts Amherst
New York University
Mt. Holyoke College
... and more!
Membership in our college communities does not expire after four years. Together, we can leverage our alumni power and declare our support for responsible endowments in higher education. Stay in the loop on fossil fuel divestment and endowment justice campaigns at your alma maters. Sign up now!