If you haven’t heard the good news, on May 14th the University of Washington divested from thermal coal, making us (at the time) the richest public university and the school with the biggest student body to divest!
A big thank you all of our supporters who helped get us to the point where we could make this significant victory. (We hope to have a big celebration with you soon, probably after exam time).
We put a lot of work into educating the regents on the issue which eventually led to them voting unanimously in favor of thermal coal divestment and we thought it would be good to share some of our materials. Firstly, here is a our initial case for coal divestment, here is an addendum, here is a summary we gave of the financial analyses for divestment, here was the case we gave for full fossil fuel divestment, and then finally here the last piece we gave to the regents to convince them they should divest from coal when we found out that they were unwilling to go all the way on full fossil fuel divestment.
We are excited about our divestment win, and we are looking forward to building on that success to continue to grow the power of the climate justice movement! More details of how we aim to do so soon.