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October 2, 2015

Contact: Geoffrey Supran, gjsupran[at]mit.edu, (+1) 617-899-8482

 

Over 100 MIT nerds-turned-activists rally and march for fossil fuel divestment and climate action as MIT Board of Trustees – including David Koch – meets on campus

 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Today, more than 100 MIT students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local community members rallied in the heart of campus in support of an MIT climate action plan, including divestment of the Institute’s $13.5 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies and climate-denying corporations. The activists then marched across campus, where, across from the building in which MIT’s Board of Trustees – among them David Koch – convened for their annual meeting, they dropped a banner reading “Stand with Science. Take Climate Action”.

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September 16, 2015

Contact: Geoffrey Supran, gjsupran[at]mit.edu, (+1) 617-899-8482

 

World-renowned climate scientists and advocates join calls for MIT to heed its own committee’s advice to divest from fossil fuels in open letter

 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Climatologist James Hansen, actor Mark Ruffalo, MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz are among 33 prominent signatories urging “the world’s foremost citadel of science” to drop fossil fuel company stocks from its $13.5 billion endowment. The open letter follows recommendations by the MIT President’s own Climate Change Conversation committee to divest from coal, tar sands, and potentially from climate-denying corporations.

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