UVM: DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Petition to President Sullivan and the UVM Board of Trustees:

In order to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, no more than 1/3 of global carbon reserves owned by fossil fuel companies and governments can be extracted from the earth. Because it is unconscionable to finance our university with investments that will lock us into catastrophic climate change, we, the UVM community, call on you to:

1. Divest from current holdings in the top 200 fossil fuel companies, as measured by carbon reserves, within five years.
2. Pursue a reinvestment platform based on principles of sustainable community resilience.

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