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Raise your voice in support of our campaign! Use these email templates to contact your friends, the Board of Trustees, President Eisgruber, and everyone else. Use our "Divestment Elevator Pitch" for additional material.

Urge President Eisgruber to endorse full divestment and swift dissociation from fossil fuels.

Use and adapt our template below.

 

President Christopher Eisgruber

Email: eisgruber@princeton.edu

 

Dear President Eisgruber,

My name is __________. I am a member of the Class of __________ / a parent of a student / a Princeton faculty member / a Princeton staff member concerned about the state of our current climate crisis. 

 

I write in support of Divest Princeton, a coalition of concerned students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff who have urged Princeton to divest and dissociate from the world's most harmful fossil fuel companies. Although Princeton has taken steps to combat climate change, it must join the growing tide of universities, foundations, and other institutions in taking stronger action. Peer universities like Brown, Cornell, Cambridge, and Oxford have already made strong commitments. Princeton's Board of Trustees must approve and strengthen the recommendations recently made by the CPUC Resources Committee to ensure that meaningful divestment happens urgently, and that dissociation from fossil fuel companies proceeds as swiftly as possible.

The future of Princeton's reputation—to say nothing of our planet—depends on it.

Thank you,

__________

Tell the Board of Trustees (c/o the Resources Committee) to vote 'yea' on divestment.

Use and adapt our template below.

 

Princeton University Board of Trustees

c/o CPUC Resources Committee

Email: resources.committee@princeton.edu


Dear Board of Trustees,

My name is __________. I am a member of the Class of __________ / a parent of a student / a Princeton faculty member / a Princeton staff member concerned about the state of our current climate crisis. 

 

I write in support of Divest Princeton, a coalition of concerned students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff who have urged Princeton to divest and dissociate from the world's most harmful fossil fuel companies. Although Princeton has taken steps to combat climate change, it must join the growing tide of universities, foundations, and other institutions in taking stronger action. Peer universities like Brown, Cornell, Cambridge, and Oxford have already made strong commitments. The Trustees must approve and strengthen the recommendations recently made by the CPUC Resources Committee to ensure that meaningful divestment happens urgently, and that dissociation from fossil fuel companies proceeds as swiftly as possible.

The future of Princeton's reputation—to say nothing of our planet—depends on it.

Thank you,

__________

Ask your friends to support divestment by signing our open letter and endorsing our campaign.

Use and adapt our template below.

Dear __________,

I wanted to let you know that I just signed an open letter to President Eisgruber urging Princeton to divest its endowment from fossil fuel. We don't know how much of our $37 billion endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies (since the University will not tell us) but even one dollar is too much when it comes to the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters.

 

This one pager includes helpful links and articles that helped me make up my mind. I invite you to visit Divest Princeton's website and consider signing the open letter yourself. You can also endorse the campaign with a personal statement.


Best,
__________