The WPI Campaign

The divestment campaign began at WPI back in 2009 when one of the first chapters of Students for a Just and Stable Future(SJSF) was founded at WPI. Since then, SJSF has focused on generating awareness and support from the student body to show the president of WPI, Dennis Berkey, and the Board of Trustees that divestment from fossil fuels is the moral choice that they need to make.

So far, we have approximately 250 signatures on our petition for divestment, and we are constantly working on gaining more student support. Even though the divestment of WPI’s endowment will not significantly affect the fossil fuel industry on its own, the combined efforts of other institutions, cities, and religious organizations in divestment will bring down the rogue oil barons that are sacrificing our planet for their profit.

 

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