By Mary Bosch
No matter where a person in the youth climate movement is from, there seems to be a consensus: Institutions aren’t listening and aren’t moving to improve the issue of climate change.
At Simmons University and Northeastern University, as well as colleges across the country, students have proposed that their universities divest all money and investments from the fossil fuel industry. According to the International Energy Agency, the fossil fuel industry was responsible for 89% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. However, students said they have not been able to make substantial progress, as they are not able to directly communicate with their board of trustees.
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