Boston-Area College Faculty Backing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

The largely student-led movement at many Boston area colleges urging their schools to divest from fossil fuel companies is getting an important boost from faculty.

Faculty members at Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, and Brandeis University have written open letters, formed groups, or joined student movements to call on administrators at their respective institutions to divest from companies that produce coal, oil and gas, blamed for climate change.

The professors are holding educational talks about climate change or participating in other events designed to raise awareness.

Their involvement is seen as important to the credibility of the divestment movement.

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