Post Tagged with: "GU Fossil Free"

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GU Fossil Free filed a proposal November 6 calling for divestment from tar sands oil companies.

GU Fossil Free Proposes Divestment From Tar Sands Oil Industry

A proposal by student group GU Fossil Free calling on the university to avoid investments in tar sands oil has received the support of about 200 members of the Georgetown community. The proposal was submitted to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, which advises the university on socially responsible[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students gathered in Red Square on Wednesday before marching to University President John J. DeGioia's office to deliver a letter requesting transparency on the university's endowment.

Campaign Demands Divestments, Endowment Transparency

Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment Coalition, a student-organized group seeking  transparency in Georgetown’s endowment, demanded the university to divest from private prisons and companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine,” during a launch rally in Red Square Dec. 7. Chris Morris (COL ’19), an organizer for GU[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUFF Rallies for Reform

GUFF Rallies for Reform

Approximately 30 Georgetown University Fossil Free members and supporters gathered to demand socially responsible investments and more transparency from the board of directors’ Socially Responsible Investments Committee — including restricting investments in gun manufacturing and fossil fuel companies — at a rally hosted by GUFF in Red Square on Wednesday.[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA Rejects Divestment Referendum

The Georgetown University Student Association senate rejected an initiative that would have created a student referendum of support for GU Fossil Free’s divestment goals on Sunday evening, citing a need to prioritize other issues on campus, such as sexual assault policy reform. The proposal is the second time GUFF has[Read More…]

by November 23, 2015 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

For too long, Georgetown University — and the vast majority of its peers — has invested in fossil fuels. For too long, these investments have given financial support to companies that significantly contribute to a rapidly changing climate. For too long, these investments have disproportionately affected minority groups and impoverished nations.[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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GU Fossil Free released a petition in January 2013 in support of diverstment that has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.

Fossil Free Seeks Referendum, Again

GU Fossil Free announced Tuesday that the Georgetown University Student Association will consider holding a student-wide referendum on whether the university should fully divest its holdings from the top 200 fossil fuel companies on the executive ballot vote in February, marking its first proposal for a referendum since 2013. GUSA[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Pulls out of Coal Investments

The decision came Thursday, as the third day of board meetings came to a close. GU Fossil Free, an organization dedicated to full divestment from fossil fuel companies, expressed disappointment with the vote in a statement released shortly following the announcement. “GU Fossil Free maintains that this is not a[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Members of GU Fossil Free, after the release of the board's decision.

Board Resolution Ends Direct Investment in Coal

The university’s board of directors voted today to cease direct investment in coal companies, affirming the recommendation of the board’s working group. According to the resolution, the working group, which considered the proposals of both GU Fossil Free and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, recommended a three-fold course of[Read More…]

by June 4, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News

Faculty Letter Backs Fossil Free

GU Fossil Free submitted an open letter signed by 97 faculty members calling for the university to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies to the Office of the President on Wednesday. The letter, which was released on GU Fossil Free’s website, circulated among faculty last Wednesday after it[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News - Top
The Year in Brief

The Year in Brief

July 2014 – DeGioia Becomes Longest-Serving President University President John J. DeGioia, the first layperson to occupy Georgetown’s presidency, surpassed his predecessors 13 years after he ascended to the office in July 2001. August 2014 – Alumni Donate to Thompson Athletic Center Men’s basketball greats Patrick Ewing (CAS ’85), Roy[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Year in Review