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On the Environment: Sofia Jenkins-Nieto

Sofia Jenkins-Nieto sits for an interview in front of a screen displaying the divest protest at UNM.

December 31, 2021 –Sofia Jenkins-Nieto is an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico. She’s also director of operations with UNM LEAF, or Leaders for Environmental Action and Foresight. In this essay, she explains why climate action is so urgent for her generation. Earlier this year, Our Land covered LEAF’s protest urging the UNM…

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Students Call for UNM Fossil Fuels Divestment

A small child holding a sign that says Divest with a x on it.

November 5, 2021 –At the end of October, University of New Mexico students with UNM LEAF (Leaders for Environmental Action and Foresight) filed a complaint with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. They’re asking Balderas to investigate if the UNM Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization, is violating state law by continuing to invest in fossil…

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