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UC Fossil Free Archive
UArch 139  
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This collection documents the Fossil Free UC campaign, a University of California-wide effort to persuade the UC Regents to divest from Fossil Fuel assets. The campaign ran from 2011 to 2019, and this collection contains materials from across the campuses and campaigns.
Between 2012-2019, student activists led a UC-wide coalition– the Fossil Free UC campaign– to pressure the University to divest faculty and staff retirement funds from oil company shares. UCSB students were at the forefront of the movement, working closely with their peers at other campuses. Their grassroots campaign exposed the disjuncture between public perception of Santa Barbara as a haven for environmentalism and the University's investments in the fossil fuel industry. Through a strategic combination of demonstrations, letter-writing, and face-to-face conversations, students and supporting faculty made it clear that the UC was complicit and profiting from environmental destruction caused by oil companies.
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Property rights to the collection and physical objects belong to the Regents of the University of California acting through the Department of Special Research Collections at the UCSB Library. All applicable literary rights, including copyright to the collection and physical objects, are protected under Chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code and are retained by the creator and the copyright owner, heir(s), or assigns.
This collection is open for research.