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
Timothy Ngo Huynh UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Sura Tewolde UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Iris Flores UCSC Undergraduate Student 2018
Suneet Narwan UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Preet Cheema UCLA Undergraduate Student 2019
Grace Yu UCLA 2020
Erica Liang UCSC Graduate Student
Brian Barrera UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Amy Hoang UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Bastien Dehaudt UCLA Undergraduate Student 2018
Sara Daniela Vargas osorio UCB Undergraduate Student 2018
Andrew Austin UCSC Undergraduate Student
Aidan Dillon UCSB Undergraduate Student 2020
Sage Kime UCSB Undergraduate Student 2018 Letters and Science
Jenna Solberg UCSB 2017 Letters and Science
Cassie Macy UCSB Undergraduate Student 2020 College of Letters and Science
Natalie Sleiman UCSB Undergraduate Student 2019
Zachary Zollman Not Applicable Other
Vitaly Li Not Applicable Other
Natalia Erazo UCSD Staff
Thomas Crumly UCSB Undergraduate Student 2019 Letters and Science
Kimberly Jannarone UCSC Faculty
Colleen McCamy UCSB Undergraduate Student 2018 Letters and Science
Anita Chowdhury UCR Undergraduate Student 2019 CNAS
prof premraj pushpakaran UCB Faculty
Dylan Meek UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Carson college
Alice Mao UCSF Graduate Student 2017
Elizabeth Milos UCSF Taxpayer
Sarah Brady UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Porter
Bonnie Feldberg UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020 Stevenson College
Charmian Traynor UCSC Alumni 1999
Michelle Chang UCD Undergraduate Student 2017 College of Engineering
diana lopez UCSD Parent 2017 muir
Marisela Villegas UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Rachel Carson College
Megan O'Connor UCSF Staff
Camellia Boutros UCSC Undergraduate Student 2017 Porter
Ryan Jaime UCSC Undergraduate Student
Yuvika Dube UCSC Undergraduate Student 2018
Edith Castorena UCSC 2020 merrill
Sydney Quynn UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020 College Ten
Cassie Macy UCSB Undergraduate Student 2020
Adrienne Cotton UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020
vmeifrst vmeifrst UCM
Michael Bustillo-Sakhai UCB Undergraduate Student 2018 L&S
Michael Bustillo-Sakhai UCB Undergraduate Student
Clif Duhn UCSF Staff
Liorah Goldsmith UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020
Richard Fisher UCB Undergraduate Student 2010 Engineering
Charles Williamson UCSC Undergraduate Student 2020 Kresge
mike lu Not Applicable Other