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    Barriers to Fossil Fuel Divestment at Tufts University

    Barriers to Fossil Fuel Divestment at Tufts University

    Cooper McKim is a rising junior at Tufts University fascinated by the dynamics of environmental work with policy, entrepreneurship and activism. McKim studies environmental policy and helps write a monthly newsletter for the environmental studies program. He has interned with Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, a New Jersey Congressman and the NPR affiliate station WSHU. “Tufts will divest, whether […]

    Unitarians Go Fossil Fuel Free With Divestment Resolution

    Unitarians Go Fossil Fuel Free With Divestment Resolution

    Following in the footsteps of the University of Dayton, the first Catholic school to divest from fossil fuels, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) announced Saturday its resolution to do the same.  Image courtesy of 350.org The faith-based organization of more than 1,000 congregations has about 2.9 percent of their $175 million investment dollars in fossil fuel companies under their […]

    Australians Divest From the ‘Big Four’ Banks That Fund Fossil Fuel Projects

    Australians Divest From the ‘Big Four’ Banks That Fund Fossil Fuel Projects

    Today and tomorrow hundreds of customers with Australia’s Big Four Banks will close their accounts in a statement against the banks’ investments in new coal and gas projects. These customers will be taking part in Australia’s first “National Days of Divestment Action” organized by Market Forces and 350.org Australia. Below, a slideshow of the first […]

    Students Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Ohio State University

    Students Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Ohio State University

    Students for Environmental Action, an Ohio State University (OSU) student organization, rallied last week to encourage the university to divest from harmful fossil fuels. The campaign is part of a nationwide divestment movement that has spread to more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. “As one of the top universities in the country, OSU is […]

    93 Members of Harvard Faculty Call on University to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    93 Members of Harvard Faculty Call on University to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    Today, 93 faculty members from Harvard University sent an open letter to the president and fellows of the school, calling on the university to divest from fossil fuels. Graphic courtesy of Harvard Faculty for Divestment’s Facebook page In signing the letter, faculty members expressed disappointment with the April 7 statement from President Drew Faust that divestment is not an […]

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    TckTckTck Storebrand, a major Norwegian pension fund and life insurance firm, has announced it has divested from 19 fossil fuel companies. Announcing the move, the group’s head of sustainable investment, Christine Tørklep Meisingset, said it had gone down the divestment route to “reduce fossil fuel and CO2 [carbon dioxide] exposure and ensure long-term stable returns” for […]