Climate Justice Boston College participated in a protest last week calling for divestment, though the University still opposes divesting in fossil fuels.
“Climate change is real, and it is the University’s responsibility to become a leader in fighting one of the most pressing issues facing its students’ generation.”
Student Assembly passed a resolution calling upon the University to release reports listing mutual funds in the endowment. SA also passed a resolution altering the body’s size and structure.
After a non-binding referendum on the Undergraduate of Government of Boston College elections ballot asking if BC should withhold investments from the fossil fuel industry received 2,005 “yes” votes and 374 “no’s,” University Spokesman Jack Dunn said the school’s stance on divestment has not changed.
This year, the question “Should Boston College withhold investments from the fossil fuel industry?” will appear on the presidential elections ballot for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College.
“While we in Climate Justice at BC (CJBC) support BC’s right to increase our university’s endowment, we fervently believe that investing in fossil fuels is in direct opposition to BC’s Jesuit Catholic values.”
CJBC will encourage professors not only to incorporate divestment into their classes, but also attend their rallies.
“Maybe next year at BC we can give up fossil fuels for lent,” O’Malley said.