Sign Our Petition!

In 2012, climate change activists, after years of fighting the fossil fuel companies,

In 2012, climate change activists, after years of fighting the fossil fuel companies,

decided to go on the offensive.

They came up with an ambitious plan.

A plan that had been used successfully in the past to topple a government.

The plan's goal was to take away the moral legitimacy of the fossil fuel companies,

The plan's goal was to take away the moral legitimacy of the fossil fuel companies,

and turn them into social pariahs.

The plan was called divestment.

Currently, there are over 600 active divestment campaigns across the globe,

Currently, there are over 600 active divestment campaigns across the globe,

and successes are mounting.

Sign Our Petition!

Dear Regent Sherman and UC Regents,

As leaders of the University of California, you have been endowed with a choice. You can choose to continue financing climate chaos and environmental injustice or move the UC’s endowment beyond fossil fuels. Climate change is real and accelerating, and as members of the UC community we refuse to contribute to the crisis, let alone profit from it. Under your leadership, we can join a growing movement of schools around the country and the world that are making the right choice for current and future generations, the planet, and their endowment portfolios¬†by divesting from fossil fuels.

We call on the University of California to immediately freeze any new investment in the 200 coal, oil, and natural gas companies with the largest carbon reserves, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include equities and corporate bonds in these companies. In addition, we urge the UC to actively explore reallocating divested funds towards climate solutions.
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Already, we are witnessing the devastating effects of a warming planet: record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes. These events have impacted millions of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Moreover, the extraction, refinement, and burning of fossil fuels threatens the daily health and well-being of communities throughout California and around the world. Remaining invested in an industry fueling climate chaos and environmental injustice runs contrary to the University of California’s stated values, goals, and commitment to climate leadership.

For the sake of students, communities near and far, and the welfare of current and future generations worldwide, we call on you to move the University of California’s endowment beyond fossil fuels.

 

 

Signatures

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First NameLast NameUC CampusAffiliationGraduation YearCollege
Zev Fellenbaum UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020 College 10
Courtney Golts UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Porter College
Alice Chamberlain UCB Alumni 2008 College of Letters and Sciences
Christina Leyva UCR Graduate Student 2019 Humanities / Dance
Gavin Houghton UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020 Rachel Carson College
Delanie Medina UCSC 2020
Alayna Loper UCSC Other
emmanuel ballesteros UCSC
Verity Aron UCSC 2018 Krege
Deana Slater UCSC
Deana Slater UCSC Staff
Lillian Weiner-Mock UCSC
Nicholas Depsky UCB Graduate Student 2018 College of Natural Resources
Edith Santana UCR Undergraduate Student
dv ddqd UCB Post Doc
Sam Phillips UCB Undergraduate Student 2020 CNR
Hanh Nguyen UCM Undergraduate Student
Hanh Nguyen UCI Undergraduate Student
Hanh Nguyen UCR Undergraduate Student
Hanh Nguyen UCSB
Hanh Nguyen UCB Undergraduate Student
Maya Ellington UCB College of Natural Resources
tmvvmlghdvn tmvvmlghdvn UCI
steve seeds UCLA Other
Mia Winther-Tamaki UCSB Undergraduate Student 2020 College of Letters and Science
Egan Bisma UCSC Undergraduate Student
Davender Kaur UCI Undergraduate Student 2018 College of Social Sciences
Deanna Davidson UCSC 2019 Kresge
Maxime Woringer UCB
Maxime Woringer UCB Graduate Student
Tami Lynn UCSC Parent
Sean McGovern UCB Undergraduate Student
Thomas Mulvihill UCB Alumni 1981 Letter& science
Clement de Chaisemartin UCSB Faculty
Sally Shilling UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Rachel Carson College
Helen Abgarian UCB Alumni 2008
Sophie Briggs UCSB Graduate Student 2017
Ina Clausen UCSB Undergraduate Student 2017
Thomas Winningham UCR
Jacob Gifford UCSC 2019 Merrill
Remi Drake UCSC Undergraduate Student
Nathan Prisco UCSB Graduate Student
Cirrus Jahangiri UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Cowell
JJ JJ UCI Staff
James Cortright UCSC Undergraduate Student 2018
Chrissy Thomure UCSC Staff
Rafael Sands UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018 Letters and Science
Kai Matsumoto-Hines UCSB Undergraduate Student 2019
Monique Schafer UCSB Graduate Student 2017 Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Victoria Dubeau UCSB Undergraduate Student