Funds to Support Fossil Free MIT
We write from the office doorstep of MIT’s President, where on October 22, we began a sit-in in response to the President’s announcement of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. As President Reif acknowledged, the Plan originally “emerged in response to” Fossil Free MIT’s ongoing call, since April 2013, for MIT to divest its now $13.5 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies. But MIT’s Plan doesn't add up. It has left us no choice but to respectfully plant ourselves, around-the-clock, along MIT’s corridor of power to call for a bolder approach. We are demanding climate action on three fronts: (1) divestment from coal and tar sands; (2) the creation of an ethics advisory committee to prevent investment in companies that promulgate climate disinformation; and (3) committing to achieve campus carbon neutrality by 2040 at the latest.
To find out more, please see our website here .
Donations to this fund will go directly to support our efforts in a number of ways, helping to cover sit-in related costs including foam pads for students who are sitting in, website fees, art supplies and media outreach, events for raising awareness and recruitment, and so on. If you'd like to give money earmarked just for food for the sit-in, you can do so here. Any money left over after our campaign ends will be donated to support the relief work of Doctors Without Borders in regions of the world riven by climate change-fueled conflict.
Thank you so much for your support! It means an enormous amount to us.