I couldn't imagine a better way to end Earth Week than spending the day with Virginia Tech's Divestment crew. This group of inspiring students, a branch of Virginia Tech's greater Environmental Coalition, closed out their annual Earth Week celebrations with a day dedicated to climate change: Climate Day! And what better way to celebrate Climate Day than demanding their campus take meaningful action to fight the climate crisis by divesting their endowment from fossil fuel companies?
These Hokies understand that to protect the future of our planet, we can't just curb our emissions--we have to stop our reliance on fossil fuels and fight for systematic change. With their unique location in the heart of Appalachia's coal country, plus a $600 million endowment, they know the fight won't be easy. That's why they're building a movement this semester on campus, to propell themselves forward in the fall.
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