Last month, the philanthropic Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it would sell off the fossil fuel stocks that helped to enrich it. Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, had beaten the Rockefellers to the punch.
Los Angeles TimesNovember 3, 2014
While the divestment movement gathers momentum, it continues to find itself at odds with other well-endowed institutions that care about climate change but disagree with the tactic.
FusionSeptember 26, 2014
In late April and early May, Harvard Faculty for Divestment (proponents of shedding endowment investments in companies that produce fossil fuels) posted letters to President Drew Faust and members of the Harvard Corporation reiterating their support for divestment and calling for an open forum for community discussion of the issue.
Harvard MagazineSeptember 9, 2014
You chose your place of higher education based on price, prestige and professional connections, sure. But do you make this life-changing decision based on which university is “greener?” You chose your place of higher education based on price, prestige and professional connections, sure. But do you make this life-changing decision based on which university is “greener?”July 31, 2014Video
CBS Los Angeles airs story on Pitzer’s new fossil-fuel divestment and climate-action plan
April 14, 2014Video
A local college is taking on climate change by eliminating its fossil fuel investments with support from Robert Redford.
KPCC’s Molly Peterson discusses Pitzer’s divestment plan on Take Two
April 12, 2014Video
Pitzer College has announced it will divest its $125 million endowment of financial holdings in fossil fuel companies by the end of the year. The move makes Pitzer the first college in Southern California to commit to climate divestment, and the largest endowment in higher education to do so to date.
Pitzer College and Robert Redford Announce Breakthrough Fossil Fuel Divestment-Climate Action Model
April 12, 2014
President Laura Skandera Trombley and Trustee Robert Redford Announce Pitzer Board of Trustee decision on new climate action model.
Trustee Donald Gould, Professor Brenda Sarathy, Jess Grady-Benson ’14, Trustee Robert Redford and President Laura Skandera Trombley announce Pitzer’s breakthourgh fosil fuel divestment-climate action plan at the Los Angeles Press Club on April 12, 2014.