Barnard Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (BCD) is a coalition of Columbia University students, faculty, and community members dedicated to divesting our endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
In October 2013, we put forth the first-ever ballot initiative in Columbia’s history and 73.7% of Columbia College students who voted are in favor of fossil fuel divestment. This represents exactly 1166 Columbia College students who voted ‘yes’ according to the Elections Board. (We made it to the Huffington Post, too.)
- Increase transparency by releasing their meeting minutes since September 2012, which have not been posted to their website.
- Research Columbia’s investments and provide information on its fossil fuel holdings.
- Engage in a discussion panel that would include ACSRI and BCD members in order to allow for student engagement with regards to the committee’s plans and intentions.