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GET INVOLVED: SUMMER 2013

RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS: Ask your fellow alums to sign the Alumni Resolution at www.divestharvard.com/alumni! Weve set a goal of getting over 1500 alumni signatures before the summer ends. LAUNCH A NODE: This summer, groups of alumni are coming together in cities and regions across the country to form local self-organizing nodes of Harvard Alumni for Fossil Fuel Divestment. Contact Alli Welton 15 at awelton1215@gmail.com to get connected to other alumni in your area or launch a new node! JOIN THE WEBINAR: Divest Harvard will be hosting an informational webinar about fossil fuel divestment at Harvard and alumni engagement in early July. Stay tuned for the final date! LEARN MORE: You can find out more about divestment at www.divestharvard.com/resources or www.gofossilfree.org. STAY UPDATED: Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/divestharvard or Twitter at @DivestHarvard for the latest news on our campaign and the divestment movement. QUESTIONS? Contact Beth Newhall 02 at beth@betterfutureproject.org.

OUR HARVARD SHOULDNT SPONSOR GLOBAL WARMING


HARVARD ALUMNI FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

www.divestharvard.com/reunions-2013 Students for a Just and Stable Future

DIVEST HARVARD

If its wrong to wreck the planet, then its wrong to profit from it. - Bill McKibben, Harvard College 82, founder of 350.org

Why Divest?
GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS OUR FUTURES
We are burning fossil fuels at a rate that will likely warm the planet 4C by 2100. According to a World Bank report, such warming could potentially be beyond adaptation, devastating the global food system and the societies that rely upon it. under 2C warming. Attempts to transition to a sustainable energy future have been repeatedly derailed by the fossil fuel industry. The industry has propagated misinformation and climate denialism while bankrolling politicans and judicial authorities who act in their interests.

Were building a network of Harvard Alumni for Fossil Fuel Divestment.


divestment movement, the mobilization of tens of thousands of citizens across the nation will force elected officials to pay attention and open the door for future political action.

THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IS AT THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM


The business plan of the fossil fuel industry is fundamentally incompatible with a livable future free of climate destruction. Fossil fuel companies expect to extract and combust their coal, oil, and natural gas reserves. However, while global reserves total 2795 gigatons of carbon, we can release ony 20% of that (565 gigatons) into the atmosphere if we hope to remain

DIVESTMENT IS A POLITICAL STRATEGY THAT WILL HELP LEAD TO CLIMATE ACTION


Divestment stigmatizes fossil fuel companies as morally corrupt entities. By taking away their social license, divestment will decrease these companies political influence. Divestment is also an important tactic for building the climate movement and putting climate change back on the national agenda. As during the South African apartheid

DIVESTMENT PROTECTS HARVARDS ENDOWMENT


The stock market overvalues fossil fuel companies because it assumes they will profit from burning all of their reserves. Divestment would protect Harvards endowment from the coming collapse of this carbon bubble.

STUDENTS AND FACULTY SUPPORT DIVESTMENT


72% of Harvard undergrads and 67% of Law School students voted in support of fossil fuel divestment in student government referenda over this past school year. Over 90 faculty members have signed a resolution calling for Harvard to divest its direct holdings from fossil fuel companies.

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