We are Barnard Columbia Divest (BCD), a coalition of Columbia University students, faculty, and community members dedicated to divesting our endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
Great news, everyone!
On Friday, October 18, the results of the Columbia College Senatorial election and first-ever ballot initiative in Columbia’s history came out
73.7% of students who voted are in favor of fossil fuel divestment!
At a voter turn-out rate of 36% (unusually high!), this represents exactly 1166 Columbia College students who voted ‘yes’
according to the Elections Board. (We made it to the Huffington Post
And there’s more! Barnard Columbia Divest presented the case for fossil fuel divestment to our Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing
in early November, with this high level of support backing us up, and the ACSRI agreed to take three steps, as Iliana wrote in a piece for the Huffington Post
1. Increase transparency by releasing their meeting minutes since September 2012, which have not been posted to their website.
2. Research Columbia’s investments and provide information on its fossil fuel holdings.
3. Engage in a discussion panel that would include ACSRI members and BCD members in order to allow for student engagement with regards to the committee’s plans and intentions.
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