We must divest. That demand also functions as a symbol of hope. Hope that the Pomona College Board of Trustees will move quickly to divest from the fossil-fuel economy. Hope that it will understand that doing so will finally bring its investment strategies into line with the college’s most enduring
Author: Char Miller
Water on the Brain: Some Ideas for Our Thirsty State
How will we stop climate change? We won’t do it by turning off sprinklers. The world will not become a whole lot more righteous if we just take shorter showers. We won’t end the current crippling drought by using low-flow toilets. But these individual actions do add up to something.
These two words—divest now—are an imperative, a demand that we immediately question how we wish to live in relation to one another and to the natural systems that sustain us. Yet we must also act to divest knowing that it will not produce a fossil-free campus or extricate us from