B.E.A.M. fights for an examination of the college’s endowment
January 30, 2013
Since returning from winter break, members of the Bates Environmental Action Movement (B.E.A.M.) have been making their presence known on campus through tabling and other means in an effort to gain support for their latest venture in combating climate change: a petition for an investigation into the fossil fuel investments of Bates’ endowment.
Addressed to both President Spencer and the College’s Board of Trustees, the petition calls for Bates’ leadership in this “critical point in the fight against climate change” and alludes to the college’s roots in “social justice and progressive thinking” as moral reasoning for such a move. The petition has garnered over 500 signatures to date.