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In spring 2013, student members of Divest Smith College and their supporters petitioned the college to divest its holdings in fossil fuels companies. With the help of the college’s Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) and Divest Smith College, Smith is hosting a series of educational forums on the topic of fossil fuels and investments over the course of the 2013–14 academic year in order to explore the multiple dimensions of the issue.

Fossil Fuels Investments Discussion Series

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Good for Smith, Good for the World?

A community conversation led by students of Divest Smith College. Sponsored by CEEDS.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:30–6 p.m.
Campus Center, Carroll Room

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Good for Smith and the World?

A panel discussion with Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, social and political change activist and educator, senior pastor, Haydenville Congregational Church; Lauren Ressler, national organizer, Responsible Endowment Coalition; and Eric D. Johnson, director of external affairs, ISO New England. Sponsored by CEEDS.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 4:30–6 p.m.
Campus Center 103-104

Smith College's Endowment and Fossil Fuels

A panel discussion with Alice Handy, CEO, Investure; Margaret Eisen ’75, trustee, chair, Smith College Investment Committee; and Bob Litterman, chairman, risk committee, Kepos Capital LP. Sponsored by the President’s Office.
Monday, February 24, 2014, 4:30–6 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room