Young New Zealanders are showing they care – by pushing for change at the companies they invest in and support.
For 12 hours, at the end of last month a group of 14 students staged a sit-in at the University of Auckland’s clock tower reception.
They said they wanted the university to ditch its investments in coal – oil and gas companies.
Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon who was overseas at the time – ignored them.
Worldwide university students have been leading the charge for fossil fuel ‘divestment’ since the movement began on campuses in the United States about five years ago.
Those involved in the movement argue the coal – oil and gas industries should not be supported by investors – as they contribute to climate change.