ABOUT OUR CAUSE
We are a coalition of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the University of New Mexico who recognize that we now face an accelerating climate crisis with only a short window of time to avert the catastrophic consequences of our current trajectory. UNM needs to declare a Climate Emergency and vow to create a waste & carbon free campus, invest in environmentally aware education and research, and divest from fossil fuels.
DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY
What do we mean?
The Regents of the University should permanently eliminate all funds that include fossil fuels in their portfolio by 2025. UNM cannot claim to promote the interests of its students while investing in fossil fuel companies and economic systems that jeopardize their future.
Create a carbon free and waste free campus. This includes 100% renewable energy and a zero waste campus by 2030.
INVEST IN ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Invest in educational programs that empower students to understand their role in facilitating a just and equitable transition to a new energy economy. Develop curricula and infrastructure that prioritizes innovative research to help New Mexico prepare for the negative impacts of climate change and accelerate the transition to an economy free of fossil fuels that benefits all New Mexicans.