Mission Statement

Fossil Free WashU works to separate Washington University in St. Louis from the injustices perpetrated by the fossil fuel industry. We advocate for the environment and marginalized communities whose rights and health are compromised by the extraction and combustion of coal, oil, and natural gas. As members of a research university that studies the causes and consequences of climate change, it is contradictory and morally unjust to financially empower the use and promotion of fossil fuels. We demand that our administration lead by example and pull all investments out of the fossil fuel industry, acting on the celebrated moral and scientific values of its student body, faculty, and alumni.