Students at Colorado University participating in the Global Divestment Day on February 13, 2015. (Photo: Facebook/Fossil Free CU)
Students for fossil fuel divestment push the question to college administrators, ‘Whose side are you on?’
‘Until our so-called ‘leaders’ join us in this effort… we will disregard business-as-usual just as business-as-usual has disregarded us.’
This spring, our college administrators face a choice. They will have to pick a side.
It is a choice that has been a long time coming. Ever since the fossil fuel divestment movement ignited across campuses internationally two years ago, our university leaders have been bending over backwards to accommodate the contorted logic of an extractive economy.
Whether they are trustees who ask Harvard students to ‘thank BP,’ or presidents who believe that turning off light bulbs can help solve climate change, administrators have revealed themselves to be out…
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