Post Tagged with: "fossil free"

EDITORIAL: Disruption Hinders Dialogue

On Sept. 12, it was announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would potentially be meeting in Luxembourg to further negotiate a peace settlement. This is a potential step toward further diplomacy and peace between the two sides. However, within our own gates, the[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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
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

CISR to Vote on Divestment

As the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility votes on fossil fuel divestment today, GU Fossil Free will continue its campaign in preparation for its meeting with the university’s board of directors in February. The divestment proposal by GU Fossil Free calls for the university to divest its holdings from[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Rightful Divestment

On June 25, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke from the steps of New North and announced a major plan to combat climate change. Obama’s remarks emphasized the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to invest and use renewable energy and to create a future that is marked by a cleaner,[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GU Fossil Free marched to President John J. DeGioia’s office on Friday.

GU Fossil Free Rallies for Meeting With DeGioia

GU Fossil Free successfully scheduled a meeting with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss divestment options for the university after a  meeting with DeGioia’s Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara (GRD ’96) Thursday and a rally Friday. At the meeting with Ferrara, GU Fossil Free demanded to meet with the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Elaine Colligan (SFS ’15) holds a banner advocating for divestment as a university committee discusses GU Fossil Free’s proposal.

GU Hears Divestment Proposal

Eight members of GU Fossil Free presented a formal proposal calling for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies during a meeting of the university’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility on Monday afternoon, while about 35 students and staff members rallied outside of McShain Lounge in support of[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Caroline James (COL ’16) tables for GU Fossil Free in Red Square. The organization recently released a 35-page proposal advocating for the university’s divestment of its endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Fossil Free Releases Proposal

Georgetown University Fossil Free, a student campaign group focused on petitioning the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, has released its completed 35-page proposal. The group of about 10 students has worked on the proposal for over a year with the university’s Committee on Investments and Social[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A Discursive Victory for Divestment

A Discursive Victory for Divestment

At Georgetown, we have an infatuation with the word “dialogue.” We hold it as an ideal, a diplomatic step that provides enlightenment about any given issue. But how do you create dialogue when people do not want to talk about an issue? How do you motivate students and administrators to take the[Read More…]

by January 17, 2014 0 comments Opinion

GU Fossil Free Gathers Steam

GU Fossil Free — a student campaign asking Georgetown to divest from investments in fossil fuel companies — has gathered 1,400 signatures on a petition to hold a student-wide referendum on the issue later this fall. The group launched its divestment campaign last January by presenting a proposal to University[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News