SUSTAINABILITY

Specific -- Further partnerships with sustainability groups and/or efforts on campus (i.e. Sustainability Coalition, Faculty Green Group, Berklee Climate Action, The Movement, BOCO Green) to demand financial transparency regarding Berklee’s investment of student tuition in and relationships with fossil fuel-related companies and funds (hereafter referred to as Divestment).

 

Measurable -- By the end of the Spring 2022 semester, have a campus-wide sustainability petition signed and sent to the Office of the President and Administration and Finance regarding Divestment and transparency.

 

Achievable -- Work with aforementioned campus partners and Indigenous traditional knowledge groups to educate students, staff, and faculty about Divestment, climate change, and the need for transparency. 

 

Relevant -- Berklee, as a private entity and registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has a duty to upload its fundamental value of “car[ing] for each other and for the well-being of our community,” especially when investing student tuition dollars.

 

Time-Bound -- Have three sustainability workshops by the end of the year (minimum), and have the aforementioned petition signed, sealed, and delivered by the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

 

Inclusive -- Make sustainability meetings accessible to all, regardless of student leadership status, graduation year, or ability status.


Equitable -- Lift the voices of Indigenous and Marginalized peoples, on and off campus, by working with local and global climate activists in these communities, specifically in occupied Indigenous land and the global South. Indigenous peoples started the environmentalist movement, yet are most affected by the impact of the climate crisis.

Questions

- Do you feel represented in this goal? 

- Is there something we are missing? 

- Are there other concerns that you would like us to bring up that are not listed here?

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