The Campaign

Tufts Divest For Our Future started in the fall of 2012, and is pushing for Tufts to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

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We want College and University Presidents and Boards (as well as Religious and Pension funds) to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.

Higher education institutions like Tufts exist as investments in the future for their students and their countries. We educate future leaders, and employ top scholars and scientists researching issues such as climate change. Yet, while investing in our future, Tufts simultaneously invests its money in corporations that threaten our future and the future of every other human being on earth.

200 publicly-traded companies hold the vast majority of the world’s proven coal, oil and gas reserves. Those are the companies we’re asking our institutions to divest from. Our demands to these companies are simple, because they reflect the stark truth of climate science:

  • They need immediately to stop exploring for new hydrocarbons.
  • They need to stop lobbying in Washington and state capitols across the country to preserve their special breaks.
  • Most importantly, they need to pledge to keep 80% of their current reserves underground forever.

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Why Divestment? Why Now? Check out our divestment and climate change page. 

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