Better Future Project is helping lead two exciting campaigns right now, with more on the horizon. For other opportunities to get involved, also check out our 350 Massachusetts network.
Burning coal, oil, and gas causes climate change. University endowments are invested in coal, oil, and gas companies. Through their investments, universities are partially responsible for and profiting off of climate change. Divest for our Future is a campaign to push universities and colleges to divest their endowments from fossil fuel companies, to ensure a better future for their students and the society they hope to lead.
Massachusetts has been a national leader in supporting energy efficiency and the transition to a green economy, but coal-fired power continues to take a toll on our health and contributes significantly to climate change pollution. There are 3 coal plants in Massachusetts currently operating — Brayton Point, Mt. Tom and Salem Harbor Stations. Brayton Point Station in Somerset, Massachusetts is the largest coal-fired power plant in all of New England, and is also the biggest single source of carbon dioxide in the region. It is time for Massachusetts to declare its independence from coal.