Fast with Divest Harvard for Fossil Fuel Divestment

PLEASE fill out this form if you are fasting (to help us keep track!).

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Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members from around the world will participate in a fast for fossil fuel divestment from October 20-24th, 2014. We approach fasting as an honored tactic to to call attention to the urgent need for divestment in light of the current injustices caused by climate change.

We ask the Harvard community and supporters from around the world to fast with us for up to 3 days (Mon-Wed, Tues-Thurs, or Wed-Fri) throughout the week. We will have a core group that will fast for 3 days (72 hours representing the 72% of Harvard students who support fossil fuel divestment), and many will fast for 1 or 2. We do not encourage or endorse fasting for longer for 5 days—health is our first priority.

You can join from anywhere in the world or come hang out with us on campus. Please fill out this form if you are interested in fasting with us, even for just one day! We will fast from sundown to sundown.

Please follow our Facebook event for updates:

Also read this op-ed on why we are fasting.

Harvard ECHO (Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach) is not affiliated with this action but hopes to support students for whom this event brings up eating concerns or body image issues. Call echo at 617-495-8200 every night 8pm-8am or visit Lowell M basement Sunday through Wednesday 8pm-11pm.