by Mary Schellentrager, Divestment Campaign Coordinator, Energy Action Coalition
And this weekend, momentum will continue to build at Swarthmore College.
On Friday hundreds of students from 77 campuses are coming together for the first-ever fossil fuel divestment convergence just as Swarthmore’s Board of Managers meets to consider divesting fossil fuels.
While we can’t bring 50,000 of us there, it’s a huge opportunity to bring that beautiful spirit of solidarity we felt last weekend.
It’s in this spirit of solidarity that we relaunched the Campus Climate Challenge. Youth and student leaders across the country are demanding bold action on climate from their campuses — and together we can support one another and take collective action to win our campaigns.
Let’s make sure Swarthmore hears loud and clear that people across the country are watching and want to see them divest from fossil fuels.
The economic and political power of the fossil fuel industry can only be countered by people power. When we divest from fossil fuels, we take one crucial step towards building the people power needed to achieve climate justice. Let’s take that step together.