The two-year-old student campaign for the divestment of fossil fuels is an issue for which the Student Body Senate should take some responsibility. The upcoming forum on political neutrality represents precisely such an opportunity. As fossil fuel emissions accelerate worldwide, the United States government continues to militate against the effective regulation of fossil fuel industry. […]Read more "Senate Should Attend Upcoming Forum on Political Neutrality at Reed College"
There is no question of whether or not Reed College will have to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. The only question is when. It is certain that in the coming decades, as the oceans rise, as famine and drought expand, as our cities sink beneath increasingly severe storms, as climate refugees number globally into […]Read more "Why We’re Going to Divest From Fossil Fuels"
A huge thank you to the staff of the Grail and specifically to Vikram Chan-Herur for chronicling the complex history of divestment as an idea at Reed College. A pleasure to read and an important reflection upon which to meditate and from which to learn. A link to the Grail article can be found here.Read more "Divestment Through the Ages: A Look at the History of Divestment at Reed"
Reed College’s Board of Trustees recently published its official rejection of Fossil Free Reed’s petition to divest the college endowment of fossil fuels (Reed College won’t divest fossil fuel holdings, web story, July 17). Divestment, the act of selling financial holdings in a company or group of companies, historically has been used as a powerful […]Read more "Our Response to Reed’s Rejection of Divestment Published in Portland Tribune"
July 17, 2014 Reed College Statement on Divestment Dear Fossil Free Reed, The members of Reed’s board of trustees share the concerns raised by Fossil Free Reed. Like you, we think climate change poses quite possibly the biggest challenge in human history. In this context, we thank Fossil Free Reed for its thoughtful, reasoned, and […]Read more "Trustee’s Rejection of Divestment"
A few weeks ago Fossil Free Reed met with the Board of Trustees. Thank you so much to those who were able to attend or sign the petition — your interest and engagement with this issue is almost as important as our actual investments. Demonstrating that this is an issue you care about is […]Read more "Reed Trustees Decision on Divestment expected May 2014"
We are Reedies past and present who believe firmly that the Honor Principle applies not only to our behavior with each other on campus but also to the invisible people and places near and far who feel the effects of our existence. We recognize that the extraction, refinement, and burning of fossil fuels results in […]Read more "Defending Honor"