SPEAR is partnered with Reinvest Vanderbilt, a coalition of environmental student groups advocating for divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in sustainable technologies. The coalition was formed in 2013 by SPEAR members Skyler Hutto, Michael Diamond, and Katie Ullman.
In a victory for the movement, Vanderbilt Student Government passed a resolution urging the University to take greater environmental responsibility in their investments, given the University’s commitment to “achieve the highest standards of sustainability through a process of environmental responsibility and accountability at every level of University activity.”
Following the vote, the student newspaper dedicated an entire opinion section to the topic of divestment and reinvestment. Supporting contributors to the issue included five professors and two PhD candidates.
Visit Reinvest Vanderbilt for more updates and information!