By Meredith Braunstein
“In his sixth inaugural address, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone outlined his goals for the city, with many pertaining specifically to the environment and divestment from fossil fuels.
“Our environment, in fact, is priceless,” Curtatone, Somerville’s mayor since 2004, said in his inaugural address.“Around the world, cities are taking the lead in sustainability. As we have done in so many other areas, Somerville will lead the way there, too. So, let’s advocate together for the city’s retirement system to divest from fossil fuels.”
Many students expressed interest in the mayor’s stance. Devyn Powell, a member of Tufts Divest for Our Future, said that Curtatone’s call for divestment shows Tufts students that divestment is spreading to communities around the world.”