The Race to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Fossil Fuel Divestment movement is gathering steam at Rhode Island colleges and universities. Activists enjoyed a recent success when Providence became the first capital city to agree to divest from fossil fuels. ecoRI News sat down to talk with three Rhode Island activists: Peter Nightingale, a University of Rhode Island physics professor; Colleen Smith, a URI graduate; and Marcel Bertsch-Gout, a Brown University student-activist. We asked about the current status of the movement and whether they think their efforts could help create a global shift away from fossil fuels.