EVENTS & PROTESTS
On May 5th, 2023 Divest Princeton organized a protest and a die-in to coincide with BP's on campus annual meeting with researchers from Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Institute which is solely funded by BP.
Photo credit: Anne McClintock
Die-in protesting BP sponsorship of research at Carbon Mitigation Institute
CPUC Meeting November 8, 2021
The CPUC holds another in-person meeting and an update is given on the "dissociation process". Divest Princeton members attend wearing green and holding up signs demanding full divestment. Multiple students ask why no students are involved with the Faculty Panel or the Administrative Committee and are told that "world leaders" are taking care of the process.
October 27, 2021 Andlinger Annual Conference
Divest Princeton members protested outside the Andlinger Center as speakers from Exxon, Dow and Occidental Petroleum arrive. Later Divest Princeton members asked questions during the event that went unanswered.
February 13 & 20, 2020
Reading & Delivering the Proposal for Divestment
October 24th, 2019
Princeton Environmental Forum
Read the full PAW article here
"When Eisgruber took the stage in Richardson Auditorium, about a dozen audience members representing Divest Princeton — a new campaign calling on the University to divest its endowment holdings in fossil-fuel companies — raised orange and black “DIVEST” signs. Others unrolled a large banner with the same message in the back of the hall.
The demonstrators remained quiet, and Eisgruber later noted their respect for the University’s value of open dialogue. They did not interrupt his talk.
But the protest helped set the tone for two days of panels. Besides presenting science and ideas, panelists focused on politics, activism, and the role of academia in addressing the climate crisis, including the divestment issue."
Activists held up signs calling on the University to divest from fossil-fuel companies. PC: Sameer A. Khan, PAW article