Climate For Change

Why Pitzer College decided to quit carbon

LA Times

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 Times
November 3, 2014

Divestment Dialogue

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 Magazine
September 9, 2014

America’s “Greenest College” Is Right Here in L.A.

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, 2014
Video

KPCC’s Molly Peterson discusses Pitzer’s divestment plan on Take Two

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.

April 12, 2014
Video

Pitzer College and Robert Redford Announce Breakthrough Fossil Fuel Divestment-Climate Action Model

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.

April 12, 2014
Media Contact

Anna Chang
Senior Director
Communications & Media Relations
909.607.0491
anna_chang@pitzer.edu