[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”70%”]The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050…  -The United Nations News Centre[/pullquote]

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We are a sustainability movement that integrates the voices of the entire Notre Dame community, including undergraduate students, faculty, graduate students, and clergy. We began after a GreeND meeting in the fall of 2013, with a conversation about the possibility of a Notre Dame that was free of fossil fuels, and that stood for values of environmental justice.

We are 9 is a unique campaign that pulls the passions and efforts of people across the entire Notre Dame community to think about a more sustainable future. We Are 9 is not a club, it is not a fundraiser, it is a movement. Notre Dame has never had a sustainability movement before, and it is about time. We Are 9 aims to get the conversation started, to build ambitious goals and action plans, and involve the entire community at our university in making the changes we need to make in order to be a healing force for a world deeply in need.

Our vision is to create a university FREE from fossil fuels. For us, that means reaching carbon neutrality and divesting our endowment funds from fossil fuel companies. The current campaign is targeting carbon neutrality and the Petition for Solidarity addresses a clear and specific way of attaining this goal – for Fr. Jenkins to sign the Presidents’ Climate Commitment (http://ndsmcobserver.com/2014/02/club-emphasizes-green-initiatives/)

By the end of April, we will be in contact with administration to begin planning a carbon neutral university. We hope to have a plan from the administration to reduce our carbon footprint by next fall semester.

Join us by signing our Petition for Solidarity!