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Im a student activist: Heres how we pushed Harvard University to finally divest from fossil fuels

2021-10-18 09:00:02| Fast Company

After years of pressure, the university announced it would remove oil, gas, and coal from the investments of its $53 billion endowment. One of the members of the student organization who worked on the campaign explains how—and why—they fought the country’s richest school. Harvard University President Larry Bacow may have been unable to bring himself to use the word itself. But when his email landed in the inboxes of Harvard students last month, its message couldn’t have been clearer: The university was at last divesting—cutting oil, gas, and coal from the investment portfolio of its $53 billion endowment. For a planet growing hotter by the day, the announcement came as a historic victory. And it also came as a historic victory for a movement whose activism, after years of campaigning, protesting, and organizing, had finally forced the hand of the world’s richest university.Read Full Story

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