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Student Governments at University of Wisconsin Pass Statewide Fossil Fuel Divestment Measures

Student Governments at University of Wisconsin Pass Statewide Fossil Fuel Divestment Measures

“Our coalition strives to represent student groups, faculty members, alumni, and community members from around the 13 University of Wisconsin campuses.”

It gets pretty cold in Wisconsin at this time of year. Will all these schools be heating themselves with wood burning stoves?

The College Fix reports:

University of Wisconsin student governments statewide pass fossil fuel divestment measures

Student governments at University of Wisconsin system campuses are working in unison to pass resolutions calling for the system to divest from fossil fuels.

Using a similarly worded resolution, student governments have thus far passed such measures at UW Oshkosh, UW La Crosse, UW Stevens Point, UW River Falls, UW Stout and UW Madison, according to the UW Fossil Fuel Divestment Coalition.

“Our mission is to unite student organizations throughout the University of Wisconsin System to demand a just divestment from fossil fuels to combat the climate crisis,” its website states.

“Our coalition strives to represent student groups, faculty members, alumni, and community members from around the 13 University of Wisconsin campuses.”

The group is also pushing a statewide petition that argues the UW system is “morally obligated to divest from fossil fuels.” It has about 600 signatures so far.

The coalition also joins in on actions and activists to push their cause.

The resolution being passed among students governments suggests a number of action items the system must take in order to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, such as divesting from companies such as ExxonMobile and other organizations within the top 200 companies in yearly carbon emissions.

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Comments

When the article talks about divestment I assume that means that the university has stock investment in fossil fuels is that correct?

The Friendly Grizzly | January 2, 2021 at 11:19 am

Isn’t that special. Now, student government, go outside and playu; the grownups want to talk.

Student governments are supposed to exist to allow university administrators to hear concerns and receive input from students. They can also advocate changes to university policies with which students are dissatisfied.

They are not there to tell administrators how to run the school. Administrators need to remind the self-important little snot-noses of this fact.

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