The Vassar Greens seeks to run goal-oriented, action-based campaigns in an effort to see real and lasting change on campus and in the Poughkeepsie community. These are the campaigns we currently have running:
Vassar College is embarking on a divestment campaign to withdraw endowment funds from investments in companies whose activities are deemed harmful to the environment and counter to the values the college seeks to promote. Specifically, we aim to divest from companies involved in hydrofracking, coal mining, and fossil fuel extraction, while at the same time pushing the college to invest in companies that are financially stable and environmentally sound. The campaign’s current tasks include researching exactly which companies Vassar is currently invested in and to what extent, garnering support from the student body, faculty, and alumni, and building towards our goal of Vassar’s publically-announced divestment from twenty environmentally unsound companies by Spring 2013. Like this page to learn more and to support this campaign and students’ proactive involvement in our school’s policies. We meet Mondays at 9:00 in Rocky 301, and would love for you to join us! Keep an eye out for updates about upcoming events and ways to get involved.