Featured Activism… Fossil Fuel Divestment

Yes, it’s been almost 2 months since we last visited.  Sandy Hook happened.  Our nation and the world collectively grieved – and continue to grieve –  for the victims.  And,  for our country.  I haven’t taken a break from activism, but did from reporting  it.  More on that in another post.

My earnest and compassionate activist friend Perry in Indiana brought me back here.  He sent me a transcript of his activism this week to post.   I am flattered he wants to share and promote his good works here.  He called one of his favorite podcasts – Best of the Left – to share a great idea.  After reading his plea, visit Go Fossil Free and tell your school or alma mater to divest from fossil fuel companies.  Especially alumni with deep pockets, who give back to your alma mater – they listen to you!

“Jay –  this is Perry from Greene County, Indiana: First I want to say ‘Thanks’ for all you do and especially for putting out the best podcast on the web. Its extremely smart, extremely well-produced, consistent and entertaining. So, keep up the good work.

Second I’d like to leave an activist call for action. My guess is that a good percentage of your listeners are either students or college graduates and for all of those people in those two groups I’d like to urge them to go to gofossilfree.org and sign a petition to get their school to divest from fossil fuels.

We know that 200 publicly-traded companies hold the vast majority of the world’s proven coal, oil and gas reserves. We also know that colleges and universities have billions of dollars to invest in their endowments. We don’t think that the bastions of knowledge, populated with some of the smartest people who know the most about climate change should be making investments that will destroy the planet that the students they’re teaching are going to inherit.

We’ve already got 210 campus campaigns on the map, so go to gofossilfree.org and sign or start a petition urging your college to hit the fossil-fuel companies where it hurts- in the wallet. Thank you.”

Perry also started a petition for his alma mater a month or so ago and shared it with an on-campus environmental group he used to be a part of. Go Perry – Proud to know you!!!

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One thought on “Featured Activism… Fossil Fuel Divestment

  1. I admire your enthusiasm and action to create positive change in the world. Many of us are proud to know YOU, Laura, and all that you do. Fight the good fight. I’ll meed you in Chicago one day, I hope!


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