Check out this great article about Bonnie Frye Hemphill, Yale divestment activists who worked with her parents to divest their savings from fossil fuels:

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Bonnie Frye Hemphill was one of thousands of U.S. college students who last year petitioned their schools to divest endowments of fossil-fuel investments.

She hasn’t yet succeeded in getting her now-alma mater, Yale University, to divest. She has achieved a victory at home, however, inspiring her parents, Todd and Nancy Hemphill, to make their retirement fund fossil-fuel free by selling a few thousand dollars worth of Exxon Mobil Corp. shares.

« This was not because we are raging tree huggers, » said Hemphill, 27, who graduated with a masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in May. « It was an easy thing to do that had good moral implications. »

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