, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
On December 4th, four Dick Cheneys invaded Vassar College’s dining hub and began inculcating students in the ways of the fossil fuel industry.
Ok, so, not really. The Dick Cheneys were really students in masks, and they were passing out “dirty dollars”—fake money showing how Vassar’s endowment supports companies that are causing climate change and wrecking the planet we all call home.
The action, organized by the Vassar College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign (an offshoot of the Vassar Greens, the College’s environmental group), is the first of many planned to raise student awareness of the types of corporate practices that Vassar is supporting through its endowment—practices like mountaintop removal, deepwater drilling, and hydraulic fracturing.
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