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
Maxime Maxime UCB Graduate Student
Natalia Rico UCB Undergraduate Student 2018 CNR
Clarissa Pickett UCB Undergraduate Student
Rosalyn Lemmo UCB Undergraduate Student 2019 College of natural resource
Jennifer Breslaw UCB Undergraduate Student 2002 Letters & Sciences
Jim Warren UCLA Alumni
Jim Warren UCLA Alumni 1978
Bryton Moeller UCD
Rohan Grover UCSD Undergraduate Student 2018 Revelle College
Iris Chen UCSB Undergraduate Student
Angela Duong UCSC Undergraduate Student 2017 Crown
Dylan Weightman UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 College Nine
Luke Vickrey UCSD Undergraduate Student 2016 Revelle College
Jeff Share UCLA Faculty GSEIS
E.G. Crichton UCSC
Christine King UCSC
Winston Fadeff UCR Undergraduate Student
Winston Fadeff UCR Undergraduate Student 2019 CHASS
Michelle Rose UCLA Graduate Student
Madeleine Fairbairn UCSC
Helene Moglen UCSC
Avril Thorne UCSC
Tj Demos UCSC
Warren M. Gold UCSF Faculty
Eric Rodriguez UCSB Undergraduate Student 2016
Gerald Cabak UCSC Staff
Gabriel Martinez UCSB Undergraduate Student 2017 College of Letters and Science
Gabe Martinez UCSB Undergraduate Student
Sean Antonacci UCSC Undergraduate Student 2016
Kiera Jordan UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Cowell College
Nicole Wilson UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019
Daniel Corrales UCSC Undergraduate Student 2018
Breanna Masters Not Applicable
Mark Abid UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019
Fiona Handler UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Cowell College
Kohl Grunt UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 College of engineering
Megan Schneider UCSC
Jacob Behning UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019
Cirrus Jahangiri UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019
Sarkis Kasprian UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019 Cowell
Ravdeep Kaur UCSC Undergraduate Student 2019
Zora Schoner Not Applicable Other 2021
Vickie Luo UCSC Undergraduate Student
Knox Kelly UCSF Graduate Student 2016
Mary Caravalho UCSC Taxpayer
Rosalie Fatta UCSB 2017
Cynthia Polecritti UCSC
Matt Wilbur UCSC
Mackenzie Wong UCSD Undergraduate Student 2019 Revelle College
Miso Kang UCSB Undergraduate Student 2018 Environmental Studies