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.
It’s unclear if O’Malley will call for BC to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.
The event, CJBC’s first of the semester, was at times highly critical of the administration’s position on divestment.
Approximately 40 students, visitors, and alumni called for BC to divest in front of Gasson Hall on Friday.
“Holding events furthers awareness and discussion on campus and prevents the problems from flying under the radar.”