How to get your university to divest from fossil fuels

How to get your university to divest from fossil fuels

University of Michigan students know a little something about how difficult it can be to get a resistant administration to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Even convincing the school to greenlight a committee to just explore the issue was a hair-pulling hassleIn 2015, a group of University of Michigan law students tried to do just that but “basically got the middle finger from the university,” says Jonathan Morris, a University of Michigan Ph.D. student who has long been involved in divestment efforts.

It took years of demonstrating, building coalitions, and hard work, but this year that middle finger turned into a hard-won handshakeThe University of Michigan has committed to discontinue its investments in fossil fuel companies and approved $140 million in renewable energy investments.  Read more…

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