April 29, 2014

NATIONAL PHOTO ROUND-UP: Bold Action for #BeyondEarthDay

 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Students at AU walked out of classes, held a rally, and marched into a forum with their trustees.

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Students at Bowdoin delivered over 1,000 signatures, representing more than half of the student body, to President Barry Mills.

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Students with Columbia - Barnard Divest planned a walk-out and Earth University free school, where students walked out of class to attend forums with professors on issues related to climate change and divestment.

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DICKINSON COLLEGE

Students at Dickinson held a sit-in for divestment.

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FORT LEWIS COLLEGE

During their Board of Trustee meeting, dozens of Fort Lewis students rallied outside for divestment.

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

GU Fossil Free held a screenprinting and photo-petition action for #BeyondEarthDay.

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GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

Over 200 students rallied during their Board of Trustees meeting, showing massive support for divestment.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

Divest Harvard started a blockade of President Faust's office on April 30 and they're staying until they get a meeting with the Corporation!  The sit-in's momentum is only getting stronger as time passes!

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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Students for Environmental Action marched from their university's investment office to their Board of Trustees meeting to deliver a clear message: students want a fossil free portfolio.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse students took creative action with a rally and light brigade clearly highlighting their demand: divest!

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TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Students staged - and then interrupted - a mock wedding between their university and the fossil fuel industry.

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

UMass students staged a rally and die-in on their campus, taking bold action for #BeyondEarthDay.

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Students dropped two banners and staged a creative brigade, lighting up their ask to divest.

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

The UT Coalition for Responsible Investment held a massive rally demanding their President Jimmy Cheek show bold leadership on divestment.

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VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Valdosta students marched to deliver over 500 petition signatures to their president Dr. McKinney.

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

WashU students held a rally with 400 community members and ended their historic 17-day sit-in to prepare for more bold action as their Board of Trustee meeting approaches.

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WHITMAN COLLEGE

Whitman students held a mock wedding between their university and the fossil fuel industry that ended happily ever after.

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YALE UNIVERSITY

On Earth Day, Yale students protested the inaction of the Yale Corporation, which has refused to make any sort of statement on divestment. They had a banner drop and protested at the Earth Day Bazaar imploring the CCIR (Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility) to take action!

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