New School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

ClimateActionThe New School has announced a bold and comprehensive Climate Action Plan to guide university policies. Developed by students, alumni, faculty, and administrators at our New York City and Paris campuses, the Climate Action Plan draws on our academic strengths and reflective practices, bringing together design, social research, and policy to address the challenges posed by climate change.

As part of this initiative, The New School’s Board of Trustees approved a motion to divest from fossil fuels. The Board’s Investment Committee has also approved a significant investment of the university’s endowment in renewable energy.

Dean of the Milano School, Michelle DePass, was quoted in The New York Times discussing the goals of the program.