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November 9, 2017

Last week, Fossil Free CU, the student divestment group at the University of Colorado at Boulder, announced it was ceasing operations in a Facebook post.  It’s a somewhat ironic development based on the fact that CU Boulder is typically ranked among the nation’s “greenest” campuses each year—but it’s a reflection of where the divestment movement …

November 3, 2017

The state of Ohio has never been a hotbed for campus divestment activity, but a few students at Ohio University are attempting to reverse that trend. Earlier this week, the Ohio University student senate passed a bill that serves as a “call for the creation of a plan for divestment in fossil fuels.” According to …

November 2, 2017

This week, pro-divestment groups at the University of Pennsylvania are gathering for what is called DivestFest, a weeklong effort to promote divestment on campus. Activities include a panel discussion on the merits of fossil fuel divestment and a protest Friday at the Board of Trustees. As 350.org and others utilize the events at Penn to …

October 25, 2017

As the 2017 school year begins to approach Thanksgiving recess, commentary from across the country continues to find divestment is a failing effort on college campuses, cities, and pension funds alike. The reason: divestment is not only costly, it is ineffective at achieving the environmental goals its backers claim to seek. For starters, divestment means …

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