It's easy to get caught up in the facts of climate science. As a fossil fuel divestment campaign we fundamentally believe that stories connect people to the climate crisis. That's why we've started a new series call #whydivestwednesdays in which we share why tackling climate change is important and how divest works towards a just and sustainable future. This week we're featuring Sophomore Morgan Ayers and her #whydivestwednesday story. Enjoy!
I joined Divest Appalachian spring semester of my freshman year. Over a year later, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to surround myself with and fight with! Everyone involved are supportive and play a positive role in my life. It’s rewarding to work towards something as a collective and feel valued so highly. We all care greatly for the planet, the living things inhabiting it, and the well-being of the Appalachian community and region. Fighting to have our university to divest from fossil fuels requires our student body and community to recognize the climate crisis and violence that is a force to be reckoned with, but can also be subdued by a strong collective voice. Our university holds the power to stand for what the students deem morally upright and I cannot wait to see the day where Appalachian State truly invests in sustainable and responsible industries that represent our university’s morals.