On the road with the new generation of college activists fighting for the environment
by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone Magazine, February 22, 2013
We even had some early victories. Three colleges – Unity in Maine, Hampshire in Massachusetts, and Sterling College in Vermont – purged their portfolios of fossil fuel stocks. Three days before Christmas, Seattle mayor Mike McGinn announced city funds would no longer be invested in fossil fuel companies, and asked the heads of the city's pension fund to follow his lead. Citing the rising sea levels that threatened city's neighborhoods, he said, "I believe that Seattle ought to discourage these companies from extracting that fossil fuel, and divesting the pension fund from these companies is one way we can do that."