Thursday, February 28, 2013
I am very excited about this movement. Tufts University is an amazing place where social responsibility is taught as a virtue, something that definitely inspired me to work on environmental and social causes while I was there, and pursue them when I graduated. Divesting from fossil fuels is an important bound forward for an institution that promotes its students to think about how they can use their education to have an impact on the world around them, and align this institution's actions with its philosophies, undeniably an extremely important step forward.
I am so happy that advances are being made to help Tufts divest from fossil fuel investments. I sincerely feel that this is one of the most important actions Tufts can take as a university to help its students. Climate change is a serious issue that is threatening the future of all the students Tufts is working so hard to help educate. The biggest tool that all of these companies have is money and they are using it to corrupt our government and prevent any progress from being made on addressing climate change. That's why removing funding from these companies is one of the most important actions Tufts can take to protect its students. It will send a strong message. I loved attending Tufts and would love to contribute, but I will not contribute until Tufts divests. I hope that Tufts divests as soon as possible.