Dear UBC Board of Governors,
Climate change is an urgent and unprecedented crisis, and we must all do our part to address it. That UBC remains invested in the full scale of the fossil fuel industry is inconsistent with the need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and is inconsistent with our University’s commitment to sustainability.
I am deeply disappointed that UBC has not undertaken a fair and informed consideration of fossil fuel divestment - particularly given the overwhelming support for divestment in university-wide votes by both students and faculty. I call upon UBC to correct this immediately.
Creating a “Sustainable Future Fund” that will include coal, oil, and natural gas does not support the excellence and sustainability we would like UBC to be known for.
Until UBC commits to divesting from fossil fuels, I will postpone any donations to the university I love.
[your name, degree, and year]