“Harvard University has a moral imperative to stop financing the destruction of human civilization’s future. Young voices are calling for change, and Harvard should listen. Please join me in voting for all of the Harvard Forward Five."
50th President, Sierra Club
“In these trying times, we need fossil fuel divestment and climate justice more than ever! Please join me in supporting the Harvard Forward candidates for the Board of Overseers. They will get the job done.”
Former President, Sierra Club
HBS '88, HKS '08
"Thank you, Harvard Forward, for carrying the baton! Together, we will get divestment to the finish line."
Contributor, Telemundo, MSNBC
Host, Vice News
"If Harvard wants to continue being a global leader, then they must follow the lead of Harvard Forward. There's only one answer here: Climate change is real and we must act now. Let's enable these young leaders to get us there."
Dr. JOHN BALBUS
Senior Advisor, National Institutes of Health
Former Chief Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
"I can’t think of a better way to give back to Harvard than committing to help guide it to its place among top institutions divesting and showing leadership on climate change. Next best is supporting these talented candidates of Harvard Forward to do just that."
Illinois State Representative
"Climate justice isn't a task for the next generation - it's a task for ours. Join me in supporting Harvard Forward. A vote for them is a vote for our youth and our future."
DR. AYANA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Founder & CEO, Ocean Collectiv
Founder, Urban Ocean Lab
"The science could not be more clear – we need to transition off fossil fuels immediately, and institutions like Harvard have absolutely no excuse not to divest."
Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College
“If Harvard Forward is able to carry the day, they’ll do Harvard a great favor.”
Maine State Rep, HD-88
Divest Harvard Co-Founder
"It's time to hold Harvard accountable to climate justice with the voices, stories, and insight of youth. Harvard Forward will bring young alums' voices into the halls of power."
Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
First Successful Petition Candidate for Overseer
"Divestment sends a clear message: the world needs to move away from fossil fuels now, not in some distant future. As a global institution, Harvard can be a model for that future. Please vote for the Harvard Forward Five."
Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
"Divestment is an opportunity to put our university's values to work."
SRUTHI PALANIAPPAN & JULIA HUESA
2019 UC President & VP
"When the people in power don’t listen, put people who listen in power. Harvard students, faculty, and staff have been calling for climate justice for far too long and we could not be more excited to see Harvard Forward pushing the University to be a global leader on this issue.”
President & CEO, NRDC
Former EPA Administrator
Former Director, C-CHANGE
“If your mission is to build a better future, then tell me how you explain to young people like Harvard Forward why you are not divesting from fossil fuels.”
REP. ANDY LEVIN
US Representative, Michigan's 9th District
"What could be more perfect - individuals who are at once super qualified and determined to help Harvard lead into the changes our planet needs us to make - right now."
REP. JOHN SARBANES
US Representative, Maryland's 3rd District
“Harvard has a tremendous opportunity to chart a new course in the effort to advance climate action and achieve climate justice. Let’s empower a new and diverse set of voices in our alumni community and move Harvard Forward.”
Holistic Sustainable Development Consultant
Action-based Learning for a Sustainable World
"The third generation in my family to experience Harvard alumni lead in creating a better world, I support Harvard Forward as a new profound agent for urgently needed change. I am confident Harvard’s world wide alumni will again rise to the newest epic occasion. Join and Vote HF!"
Former UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Negotiator
Councillor, Brazilian Presidential Climate Change Forum
"Let's put Harvard on the right side of history: please join me in voting for the Harvard Forward five candidates to the Board of Overseers."
Climate Scientist, NASA
College '96, GSAS '97
"It will be a relief to me when my alma mater finally gets on the right side of history, as it surely will sooner or later. It has been painful and disheartening to see Harvard fighting so hard for the deadly fossil fuel status quo, instead of for the future of humanity and of all life on this planet."