Greta is coming: An open letter to higher education leaders

June 25, 2019 | By Matthew Derr, president of Sterling College, via VT Digger

I’m a college president, and I’m looking at a wave of Greta Thunbergs.They are building a student rebellion both inside and outside our institutions. And they are right to do so.

Extractive economic growth is accelerating the collapse of the life support systems of the planet, and our students know it. The fossil fuel divestment activism of the last decade is only the barest preview of what is coming.

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