After six years of campaigning, the University of Illinois Academic Senate has finally agreed to student demands for divestment from the coal industry! In addition to recommending an official university policy divesting all indirect funds from coal mining and coal utility companies, a resolution was passed that insists upon the creation of a Social Responsibility … More UIUC Academic Senate votes in favor of divestment!
UIUC Beyond Coal is having a rally before the Academic Senate’s votes on socially responsible investment of the University’s endowment. The event will feature students and alumni from the UIUC Beyond Coal campaign, as well as professors with experience in environmental justice. UIUC Beyond Coal is pressuring the university to stop investing in environmentally destructive … More PRESS RELEASE: University Academic Senate Votes on Divestment + Student Rally
For six years, the university has been ignoring the voices of students and faculty pleading for responsible action around climate change. Meanwhile, UIUC publicly endorses sustainability and publicly condemns the fossil fuel industry while behind closed doors casually invests $5.1 million dollars in coal Our investment in coal links the success of our university to … More DIVEST NOW! Rally for Academic Senate Meeting
The fossil fuel industry is destroying our landscapes, threatening the health and livelihoods of nearby communities, and fueling the climate crisis -- all while using its political strength to block necessary action.
Our University, with millions of dollars every year, is endorsing and perpetuating this process.