“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."
SENATOR TIM WIRTH
Former U.S. Senator, CO
President Emeritus, The United Nations Foundation
College '61, HGSE '65
“I hope that you join me in voting for these five candidates for the Board of Overseers.”
Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
(Institutional affiliation for identification only)
"I wholeheartedly support the Harvard Forward Five. Given the existential threat of climate change, Harvard's fossil-fuel investments need to find their way quickly to sustainable alternatives. I believe universities that know how to listen to younger alumni tend to make better decisions."
Lecturer, Harvard Law School
Former White House Ebola Czar
“An impressive group of young leaders trying to bring change to Harvard.”
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."
Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
"The Harvard Forward Five stand for Veritas. How fine it is to have a grand slate to vote for in the Overseer election."
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."
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.”
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."
Founder & Director, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
“Harvard must demonstrate ethical leadership and defend truth – Veritas – by divesting from fossil fuels. Vote the Harvard Forward candidate slate when you get your ballot this April!”
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."
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.”
Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College
“If Harvard Forward is able to carry the day, they’ll do Harvard a great favor.”
Filmmaker, Protozoa Pictures
Sierra Club Foundation, School for Field Studies, Board Member
"There’s no more time to defy the science. Harvard should be leaning into the global climate crisis, using all its resources to help solve this problem. Please vote for the Harvard Forward Five and together we can help re-direct the ship."
"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."
Founder, Hikma Health
2011 UC President
College '12, GSAS '19, HMS '20
"I'm proud to support the Harvard Forward campaign in leading our community to a more just, equitable, and sustainable future."
Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation
Former President, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
College '68, HLS '73
"Harvard's aim to be the world's pre-eminent university on climate science and policy absent the ethical dimension of fossil-fuel divestment is both a moral lapse and a practical impediment to success."
Lecturer, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Harvard Environmental Law Review Co-Founder
"As a co-founder of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, I believe Harvard University must act as an exceptional climate steward for its students and the world."