2015.10.02 - Rally for Climate Action: We can make MIT climate change history this Friday

2015.10.02 – Rally for Climate Action: We can make MIT climate change history this Friday

Help us call for fossil fuel divestment as part of a bold, multi-faceted MIT climate action plan!

  1. DIVEST from fossil fuels.
  2. REINVEST in campus sustainability & energy efficiency.
  3. REINVENT climate research & education.

Following last year’s campus-wide Climate Change Conversation, MIT’s President Reif has now committed to deciding this fall semester how (or if) our university will take action against climate change. With his own committee having backed divestment from coal and tar sands, help us tip the balance at this game-changing moment of decision by joining our Rally for Climate Action on Oct 2, the day that MIT’s Board of Trustees – among them David Koch -  convenes on campus.

Together, let’s flood the MIT campus in a sea of blue to urge the MIT administration and Board to take bold and immediate action against the threats of climate change. Join us at Kresge Ovalwearing blue if you can, as a reminder of the flooding that global warming holds in store for our campus and for millions of people around the world – just one of the looming dangers of our changed climate. We’ll hear from inspiring students and faculty about how together we can show MIT that all of us are watching and waiting. There will be live music by the pedal-powered band Melodeego and an ice cream social.

Let’s celebrate how far we’ve come and encourage MIT to go further: to stand with its community; to stand with science; and to make climate history.

We need your help, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?


Note: The rain gods may have taken our “flood the campus” theme too literally, but for now we have every intention to show up in full force on Friday, come rain or shine! Nonetheless, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather and the heavy-rain location for the rally is “Sala De Puerto Rico (La Sala)” on the 2nd floor of the MIT Stratton Student Center. Please check for any last-minute updates here!