ACTIVISM AT HAMILTON

FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT, CARBON NEUTRALITY, ONEIDA LAND, AND MORE

It pains us to say that Hamilton College is failing at its institutional responsibilities to its students. While Hamilton tells its students they are preparing us for our futures, they are simultaneously actively funding fossil fuel companies with about $30 million worth of its endowment. Its official Climate Action Plan has a carbon neutrality date of 2050, about 30 years away and without any sense of urgency. Despite officially acknowledging that the College rests on Oneida land, it has not taken meaningful action to honor its original commitment to the co-education of Oneida Nation and settler students.

POLICIES

FUNERAL FOR OUR FUTURES DEMANDS

From December 6th, 2019

With support from Feminists of Color Collective, Shenandoah-Kirkland Initiative, Vegan Club, and Womxn's Center

CLIMATE STRIKE DEMANDS

From September 20th, 2019

With support from Hamilton College Democrats, Vegan Club, Hamilton Environmental Action Group, Queer Student Union, and Asian Students Association

ON-CAMPUS STRATEGY

Change Inside and Out

EDUCATION

Hamilton students are far from apathetic. What they are is passionate, spread thin, and unsure how to take action. We empower them by providing the tools to take action. We write articles in campus publications, host informational events, and create disruptive public displays to draw attention to the climate crisis.

PEOPLE POWER

Through public shows of force like the September 20th Climate Strike and December 6th Funeral for Our Futures, we have been able to win key victories like meetings with the Board of Trustees, President Wippman, and others. We are always working toward growing the number of people in our movement to apply pressure where it's needed. The College has felt compelled to answer for their decisions. What was once a backburner issue is now at the top of the agenda for Hamilton's administration.

ADVOCACY

The people power we build pushes lets us into the room where it happens. Our actions have made many people in administration and on the Board respect our voices more than they would otherwise. We jump at opportunities to meet with those who have the authority to make the change we need.

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