On Saturday, Sept. 16, co-leader of Claremont’s Divest 5Cs Gianna Hutton González PO ’26 gathered alongside 70 other students in New York City for a youth climate justice conference and march to end fossil fuels. The conference was hosted by Fossil Free Research, a pro-divestment organization of a national coalition
Lew Phelps PO ’65, former editor in chief of TSL, echoes the call for Pomona College to divest from fossil fuels and suggests a further way the college can ensure that its investments are responsible for the climate.
Pomona College sold its mineral rights for an undisclosed amount on March 18. The holdings were accumulated roughly over the past 50 years and were located across 14 states in the U.S.
Nearly nine in ten Pomona College students believe the school should move toward complete divestment from fossil fuels, a March 29 referendum revealed. 88 percent of students voted in favor of a resolution to divest on the ballot, while 96 percent of those who voted agreed that the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee should disclose the percentage of Pomona’s endowment that remains invested in fossil fuels.
Following an overwhelming vote by Pomona College’s student body in favor of divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, the editorial board calls on Pomona’s Board of Trustees to do the right thing and finally confront the college’s role in the climate crisis.
Vote yes in an upcoming student referendum calling on Pomona to disclose and divest from its fossil fuel investments, writes guest columnist Ethan Vitaz PZ ’22.
About a hundred students and community members gathered Friday afternoon at Pomona College’s Bixby Plaza to demand the 5Cs divest from fossil fuels.
Pomona College must not only divest its endowment from fossil fuels, but ethically reinvest it through a transparent process that listens to student input, argues Nicholas Black PO ’24.
CMC trustees Henry Kravis and George Roberts should end their connections to the CGL pipeline, which contributes to climate change and violates the sovereignty of the Wet’suwet’en people, Luciénne Reyes PZ ’24 writes.
Pitzer students are protesting for divestment from financial manager BlackRock.