Divest NU to protest Board of Regents meeting

Divest NU will hold a press release before the meeting outside of Varner Hall on December 3 and afterward, will begin a peaceful protest calling for the divestment of fossil fuels..
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Divest NU will protest a Board of Regents meeting, calling for a public commitment from NU to divest from fossil fuels.

Divest NU is an organization composed of UNL, UNO, UNMC and UNK students calling for NU to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

“Divestment is the best way to bring everyone to the table and ensure a liveable world for future generations,” said senior Madison Zucco.

Divest NU will hold a press release before the meeting outside of Varner Hall on December 3 and afterward, will begin a peaceful protest.

According to a press release, The Board of Regents invested around $7 million into Carbon Underground 200 companies.

Divest NU says the university failed to meet any of their core demands, including:

  1. NU to make a public commitment to fully divest both Fund A and Fund N from CU200 companies by [insert reasonable date]
  2. Formulate an action-oriented plan to achieve full divestment by promised date
  3. Carry out the plan and achieve full divestment by promised date
  4. Complete demands 1-3 in a way that prioritizes transparency to the NU community, involves students in the process, communicates climate change and its many intersections as motivation to divest, and gives credit where credit is due

“The choice NU has to make is whether we want to be one of the last institutions to open our eyes or if we want to be a leader and pave the way for climate action in our state,” said Brittni McGuire, UNL student and divestment advocate.

 

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