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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At FAS meeting, Harvard Faculty Vote 179-20 in Favor of Divestment

From The Crimson: Harvard Faculty Vote in Favor of Divestment 179-20 From The Washington Post: Harvard faculty votes overwhelmingly to call for divesting endowment from fossil fuels From WBUR: Largest Harvard Faculty Group Votes For Divestment In Fossil Fuels From Harvard Magazine: Climate-Change Advocacy Intensifies

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Harvard-Yale Game

Statement of Support forDivest Harvard – Divest Yale Action November 25, 2019 We fully support the actions undertaken by Divest Harvard and Fossil Free Yale and by the Yale Endowment Justice Coalition at the Harvard-Yale football game on November 23. We join the student activists in asserting that Harvard Management Corporation’s continued investment in the […]

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Ad Hoc Committee on Harvard Divestment: Open Letter to President Bacow and Fellows

October 24, 2019 Mr. William LeeSenior Fellow, Harvard Corporationc/o WilmerHale60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109 President Lawrence BacowMassachusetts Hall, Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA 02138 Dear Bill and Larry: As the global climate crisis accelerates at previously unanticipated rates – a fact confirmed by scientific reports of the last twelve months and specially the last six – we […]

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Supporting Statement

December 12, 2018 With a new president inaugurated, one long trained in environmental matters, and with more than five years lapsed since the stated policy of the Harvard Corporation to continue business as usual in fossil fuel investments, the Corporation now has the opportunity to readjust that position, coming closer to, say, Stanford, which has […]

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