Nearly 400 Stanford students planned an “indefinite” sit-in while singing, chanting and joining hands outside the administration building Monday and Tuesday, calling on university President John Hennessy and the board of trustees to divest Stanford from all fossil fuel companies.
However, for student organizer Josh Lappen, who is also with Fossil Free Stanford, complete divestment is the only option.
“To avoid catastrophic climate change, we need to divest from coal, oil and gas,” Lappen told the Chronicle. “They decided to delay, not to take the issue seriously…We’re going to occupy this place to hold them accountable.” The students reportedly pitched tents with the intention of staying indefinitely or until the board of trustees complies with their requests.
As of Tuesday, the students were still camped outside of the administration building’s entrance.
— Avi Bagla (@AviBagla) November 17, 2015
The University of California reportedly divested coal and tar sands mining companies last month.