Divest Carleton alumni statement on divestment

The Alumni of Divest Carleton are enormously pleased that Carleton College has joined many of its peer institutions in committing to reducing the Carleton endowment’s exposure to fossil fuels. Since 2013, students and alumni have pressed tirelessly to align the school’s financial decisions with its environmental and social values. It has become increasingly clear that we do not have time to spare when it comes to protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and the rest of the natural world from the accelerating dangers of climate change. Carleton has made great strides in recent years in its on-campus sustainability, including the long-term efforts of its staff to install the new geothermal energy system. We are thrilled that Carleton is taking this step toward directing its financial resources into a sustainable future.