HFD Writes Letter to the Harvard Corporation in Response to Climate Report

See the letter below: —————————— Letter to President Lawrence Bacow and Fellows of the Harvard Corporation William Lee and Paul Finnegan Cambridge, April 30, 2021 Dear President Bacow, dear Fellows Lee and Finnegan: In February the Harvard Management Company released its Climate Report summarizing efforts to bring the endowment into line with President Bacow’s April […]

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Harvard Faculty Write Letter of Support for Complaint to Attorney General

Students from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard recently filed an official complaint to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, arguing that the university’s investments in the fossil fuel industry are not just immoral, but illegal. A letter of support from faculty has come out in response- read below and sign on: As Harvard faculty members, we share […]

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Harvard Management Company Releases Report

Harvard Management Company released its latest climate report highlighting efforts to meet the 2050 commitment, as well as disclosing the portfolio’s exposure to fossil fuel holdings. Harvard Management Company Climate Report February 2021 Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard: Harvard Discloses Fossil Fuel Investments, Reveals Serious Shortcomings in Net-Zero Plan Harvard Crimson: Harvard Management Company Has Reduced […]

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Student Campaign Meets with CCSR

In late December, Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard students met with CCSR members, a subset of the Harvard Corporation. From FFDH: Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard Meets with Harvard Corporation, Offers Areas for Collaboration From The Crimson: Divest Student Activists Meet with Bacow, Harvard Corporation Committee for First Time in More Than a Year

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HAA Holds Climate Conversations Series

This past semester, the Harvard Alumni Association has been hosting Climate Conversations in association with members of the Class of 1969, Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment, the Harvard Club of New Hampshire and the Harvard Office for Sustainability. The recorded series can be viewed below: Climate, Biodiversity, Pandemics, and Justice from September 23 Climate, […]

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Pro-Divestment Candidates Elected to Harvard Board of Overseers

From Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard: Harvard Forward’s Victory is a Mandate from Alumni for Stronger Climate Action From Harvard Magazine: Harvard Divestment Advocates Win Overseer Seats From The Crimson: Harvard Names New Overseers, Including Three Harvard Forward-Backed Candidates From The New York Times: Climate Activists Gain Seats on Harvard Oversight Board From The Harvard Gazette: […]

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Sign on to NY State Legislators Petition

Support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S2126/A1536) Please fill in this form to sign on to the letter to New York State legislators urging them to support and pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act. The Act directs the state comptroller to responsibly divest the state’s $200 billion pension fund from fossil fuels. Text of the […]

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The Harvard Divestment Campaign 2012-2020: Retrospective and Prospective

In the late summer, early fall 2012, a small group of Harvard undergraduates including Chloe Maxmin (’15) founded Divest Harvard. They were answering the call for environmental activism targeting US campuses launched by the New England based lobbying group Students for a Just and Stable Future, and the international campaign group, 350.org, founded by Harvard […]

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HMS Faculty Send Letter to President Bacow

In response to the Harvard Corporation’s announcement of a net-zero pledge by 2050, Harvard Medical School Faculty for Divestment sent the following letter to President Bacow, with more than 170 signatories: Dear President Bacow, As Harvard Medical School physicians and scientists currently responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are profoundly aware of the devastating consequences […]

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