The following is a letter from Divest Carleton Alumni, a group of alumni calling for Carleton to divest their endowment from the 200 largest fossil fuel companies:
The following colleges and universities have made formal commitments to reduce their investments in fossil fuel companies. The schools are grouped below by the time period in which they announced their decisions regarding fossil fuel holdings.
Carleton students and alumni from Northfield and beyond were active in the September 20th Global Climate Strikes.
Alumni Eleanor Haase, ’79, rallied at Northfield’s event which was encapsulated by this KYMN radio story. The collage of photos below are also from the story.
Alumni Jorde Ranum, ’15, marched in the Denver, Colorado Climate Strike!
Maddie Halloran, ’14, did her part in the Arcata, California Climate Strike!
Alumni Dwight Wagenius, ’64, checked in from the St. Paul, Minnesota strike with other members of the Mayflower UCC!
Alumni Mike Mullen, ’90, sent a photo of him marching with his sign at the Boston Event at City Hall Plaza. He reports: “With all the colleges and universities in the area, there was a good amount of focus on divestiture.” Thank you for that hopeful comment!
Alumni Mindy Bell, ’80, was one of the thousand plus participants in the Flagstaff Climate Strike. The energy was phenomenal and you can read the KNAU article and see some of the images from Ryan Heinsius below.
If you attended a strike please share your story and images to add to this blog! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you want to experience more global hope, relish the amazing photos from worldwide marches in this CNN article.