We are UC Berkeley students campaigning to divest the UC’s endowments from the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in social justice. We are part of a rising global movement to fight against climate change by putting social and financial pressure on the fossil fuel industry. Climate change is a man-made disaster that must be averted now, before a changing world forces us to scramble. Fossil Free Cal is not alone: eight of the nine UC campuses have active campaigns, over 500 campaigns exist across universities, cities, and religious institutions world-wide. Fossil Free Cal has had success on campus passing ballot initiatives and senate bills endorsing fossil fuel divestment with broad student, faculty and staff support.
Fossil Free Cal recognizes that the Regents won’t change their minds until they feel the pressure from all angles. Students across the country–from Massachusetts to Washington, Pennsylvania to Colorado–are demanding climate justice together by pledging to escalate our movement through concerted organizing and nonviolent direct action. The seas are rising–and so are we.
Join us by pledging to join Fossil Free Cal at the Northern California Climate Mobilization in Oakland on November 21, 2015 — students committed to our own institution’s divestment from fossil fuels joining our local community — and communities across the world — in demanding just solutions to the climate crisis as leaders of 190 countries meet in Paris at the COP21 summit. Your pledge to make UC Berkeley’s fossil fuel divestment a reality begins when you add your name to the form on this page.