It's clear that the administration values the opinions of alumni. While students and faculty on campus continue to urge the administration to divest the endowment from fossil fuels, we need the diverse perspectives of alumni to share unique takes on why divestment is important.
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#Why Divestment Matters to Me
Send us a picture of yourself with a short quote of why you support divestment from fossil fuels. If possible, make the quote endorse divestment from your unique perspective.
The picture of you should ideally show you in the role from which you're explaining your support of divestment.
(Ex: Quote: As a teacher, I don't believe that places of education should be betting on the success of an industry threatening the future well-being of our students. Picture: You in the classroom).
Your photo and quote will be shared on our Facebook page, with Stanford administrators and on our website. Email quotes and pictures to email@example.com. At the right is an example. Don't worry, just send us your quote and a photo and we'll do the formatting!
Write an op-ed
In 300-700 words, explain why you think divestment from fossil fuels is important. Consider your unique perspective - what impacts of climate change do you see? What efforts do you see that could be bolstered by divestment? Relate some piece of your life/knowledge/work/etc. to the importance of fossil fuel divestment. Your piece will be shared on our Facebook page, with Stanford administrators, on our website, and maybe even published in the Stanford Daily. Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.