In today’s Salem News:
To the editor:
In order to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, 80 percent of currently listed fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground, unburnable, as stranded assets. It is unconscionable for Salem State University to continue to profit from fossil fuel companies and investments that will lock us into catastrophic climate change. More than 650 students and 110 faculty members have signed a petition asking Salem State to immediately freeze its investments in fossil fuel companies and divest its holdings completely from these companies within five years.
Until Salem State divests from fossil fuels we encourage future patrons to instead donate to the Multi-School Divestment Fund.
We have the opportunity to show leadership for our students and join more than 500 divested institutions worldwide in a time of unprecedented transition.
It is time to act.