Divest DU 2015-16 Annual Report


Dear supporter of Divest DU,

We hope that your summer has been off to a great start so far! Attached below is our Annual Report for the 2015-16 academic year.

In it you can find a comprehensive timeline of our progress this past year and our future steps in the year to come. This past year has been an amazing one in moving forward in achieving our goals, and we could not have done it with your help! With that being said, we hope you have a fantastic rest your summer and we look forward to working together again in the fall.


Dear Reader,

Wow. This past year was an incredible step forward for Divest DU and the climate movement. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, we were constantly inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support for our cause, the amazing individuals who have joined our team, and the student leaders across the globe who have come together in greater numbers and with greater strength than ever to demand climate justice. Students are organizing from the ground-up with ever-increasing intensity and urgency to demand that the institutions we are part of align their investments with their morals and divest from fossil fuels.

This year, DU stepped up to become one of the eight leading campuses in the nation in the fight against climate change. We cannot stress enough that the commitment to a just and sustainable future that our dedicated supporters have demonstrated is the reason our Board of Trustees has opened a path toward fossil fuel divestment by January 2017. Since we founded this campaign in 2014, DU school administrators, faculty, and students alike have been forced to reexamine their roles in this institution and confront their stake in the climate crisis because we have demanded they do so. As we work toward divestment in January, we are committed to encouraging this discussion in more meaningful and deeper ways.

From those of us at Divest DU, we thank you wholeheartedly for your action and invite you to join us again this coming fall to ensure that our university makes history next January. If you are new to our campaign and would like to learn more and get involved, we welcome you to visit our website at divestdu.org, email us at divestdu@gmail.com, and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date news.

In Solidarity,

The Divest DU Core Team:

Danny Brown

Christian Donato

Maddy Gawler

Callyn Gonzalez

Lily Gross

Claire Hassler

Jonah Howards

Carly LeRoy

Kengo Nagaoka

Tina Payne

Lori Scott

Graduated Members:

Dominic Italia

Erin Smith

Nick Stubler

Charlotte Vetter

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