We are Fossil Free WashU, a student-led campaign at Washington University in St. Louis pressuring the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.
What do we want?
We want Washington University to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.
Why do we want this?
Climate change, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, poses an existential threat to our generation. In St. Louis and worldwide, the well-being of marginalized communities is compromised by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels. Therefore, it is morally imperative for Washington University to follow in the footsteps of peer institutions such as Harvard, Georgetown, and the UC system, and commit no longer financially supporting the fossil fuel industry.
Read our full mission statement here.
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