November 24, 2014

Over 1,000 Students Sign Petition Supporting Divestment

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By CHRISTOPHER BYRNS

KyotoNOW! — a student-run climate action organization — garnered over 1,000 signatures in support of the University’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry from its endowment as part of a photo campaign in Willard Straight Hall Monday.

The petition, according to copresident and treasurer Cole Norgaarden ’17, calls for the University to divest from 200 specific fossil fuel companies and also calls for the reinvestment of 30 percent of the funds raised from this divestment into “socially responsible enterprises.”

Sarah Portway grad signs a petition created by student organization KyotoNOW! that calls for the University to divest from 200 companies. (Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer)

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