Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition By The Numbers

Need a sense of the brilliance, courage, joy, and determination of the student fossil fuel divestment movement? Please see this blog post by the Mount Holyoke College Climate Justice Coalition for an insight into the blood, sweat, and tears this band of students is pouring into their sophisticated and energetic effort to persuade the powers that be at Mount Holyoke that their future is jeopardized by their college’s investments. Please “like” and follow the MHC Divest Facebook page. Please seek ways to give active and material support to the divestment group at the college or university you graduated from, or to divestment groups at local colleges and universities. To learn more, go to the website of 350.org’s global Fossil Free campaign.

 

Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition

Years active: 4

Hours of work: 500+

Number of MHC students who voted yes to divest from fossil fuels (in 2014 student referendum): 1,049

Number of teach-ins organized: 2

Number of organizing retreats and trainings: 12

Number of meeting locations over 4 years: 3 (you can now find us in the Mead Common Room! Time and date for Fall 2016 is TBD)

Number of student orgs with whom we have collaborated: 8

Number of coalitions/partnerships (with groups like the Seven Sisters Coalition for Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Responsible Endowments Coalition): 9

Number of banners painted and signs made: 5 and countless

Number of articles in on- and off-campus media about divestment at Mount Holyoke: 5+

Number of large protests attended: 6 (including Forward on Climate and the People’s Climate March)

Number of miles walked in climate protests: 100+

Number of CJC organizers arrested at XL Dissent:…

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About JenniferS.

A founding member of Bronx Climate Justice North.
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