Scripps Climate Justice
Scripps Climate Justice seeks to foster mindful action within the Scripps community on the issue of global climate change. The Claremont Colleges Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign has already been working toward these goals for two years, and this group seeks to amplify their work on the Scripps campus. The practices of the fossil fuel industry directly contribute to increasingly common and damaging climate disasters and disproportionately affect low income and minority communities through pollution, toxic waste dumping, and dangerous working conditions. With these pressing issues in mind, we hope to build connections to those within the local community who suffer most from the adverse effects of the fossil fuel industry and use our position of power as college students to encourage the school administration to divest from fossil fuels. This movement is about challenging the entrenched power dynamics of the fossil fuel industry's political and economic stranglehold on our government and society.
Sundays at 7pm in the GJW Rec Room