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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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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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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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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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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Faculty Letter of 2014

Original Signatories: 93 Signatories as of August 2017: 276 Faculty of Harvard University to the President and Fellows April 10, 2014 Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue.  We now know that fossil fuels cause climate change of unprecedented destructive potential.  We also know that many in […]

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We are live! Spread the word!

This is a big day for the Divest Harvard campaign as faculty, students, and alumni strengthen the call for fossil fuel divestment at Harvard. If you are on Facebook, like us at Facebook.com/HarvardFacultyDivest. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/FacultyDivest.    

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