Sterling President Matthew Derr contributed this article to the Huffington Post sharing some perspective on why Sterling divested from fossil fuels.
In taking this important action, the College and its Board of Trustees is affirming its commitment to its mission to educate problem solvers. Our legacy and focus on protecting the environment and sustainable agricultural practices absolutely compels us to take this action. We hope that we inspire other colleges and universities to take this important next step toward divestment in fossil fuels, because higher education is an important platform for this dialogue and we need to bring the nation’s attention on this critical issue.
Have a look at the complete article and click here to see more of Matthew’s articles on HuffPo.