Get Involved With FFS
To join us in our fight for a better planet, first...
Undergraduate or graduate student? We'd love to have you on board. There's tons to be done! From coming to meetings to help organize our campaign to #DivestTheRest, to sharing our Facebook posts, your contribution is incredibly important to us.
Contact Courtney Pal at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Alumni support goes a long way towards raising the profile of our movement, and showing broad support for a fossil free endowment among the wider Stanford community. We'd love for you to get involved, be it through providing campaign advice, writing op-eds, or sharing powerful messages with your fellow alumni.
Contact our alumni liaison, John Ribeiro-Broomhead, at email@example.com.
In January, 300 Stanford faculty published a letter in support of fossil fuel divestment (see coverage in The Guardian here). Today, that number has grown to 372 (and counting!). To show your support, please join other faculty and co-sign the letter.
Please contact our faculty liaison, Michael Penuelas, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to get further involved.
The Power to Divest
Today, more than 400 colleges and universities around the world are calling on their institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry. They are joined by more than 300 campaigns calling on cities, religious groups, and philanthropy organizations to divest as well.
Since the Fossil Free movement's inauguration in 2012, we've had many successes. More than 28 universities, 42 cities and towns, and countless religious and philanthropic organizations have committed to divest. These range from local organizations to billion-dollar organizations like the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Guardian Media Group, and Syracuse University.
At Stanford, we've reached out to more than 3,200 students, faculty, alumni, and community members. Last year, 75% of the Stanford undergraduate student body voted in favor of fossil fuel divestment. And as of today, more than 350 Stanford faculty have co-signed a letter calling on the administration to divest.
The power of divestment is growing rapidly, and there is so much more in store.
In May 2014, Stanford made a historic commitment to divest its $21 billion endowment from the coal industry. But today, Stanford is still invested in oil and gas companies that contribute massively to climate change. We can do better, so we ask that Stanford:
As young people, we refuse to sit idly by and accept a future wrought with climate destruction. We know that solutions to the climate crisis are numerous and complex. But we know that above all, we need the will to change. The consequences of inaction are unacceptable, and our society must muster the bravery to to what is required for our planet and its people.