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The ACT Is a Beacon of Hope in Tony Abbott's Sea of Despair

Charlie Wood | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

All of this local climate leadership in the ACT Assembly is incredibly ironic given the climate craziness playing out just a stone's throw up the road at Parliament House.

Pensioner Groups Call on Massachusetts Pension Board for Accountability, Action on Climate Risk

Craig Altemose | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

Divestment has emerged as a major issue in the past three years, with everyone from universities like Stanford and Syracuse to national denominations ...

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

3 Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Fossil Fuel Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the candidates in the 2016 presidential race have pledged to shun campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Dem...

An Open Letter to Muslim Americans: Stop Self-Segregating

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Sumaia Masoom

It's not that too many Muslim immigrants are causing a safety hazard by coming to America--it's that too many of us are coming and self-segregating. There is a lot -- I repeat, a lot -- of structural and institutional racism that goes into this segregation, but it is also at least in part undeniably willful.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Catholic Colleges Don't Rush To Divest After Pope's Encyclical

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral a...

Financial Dominoes Fall for Coal as Divestment Trends Gather Steam

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Fossil fuel divestment news filled my newsfeed over the past week, adding to a growing list of impressive divestment stories from the past year. Again and again, we see young people convincing their colleges to divest, activists convincing banks to divest, and shareholders convincing companies to divest.

Mission Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Clara Miller | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Clara Miller

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

When Reasonable Policy Discussions Become Unreasonable Personal Attacks

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

It is ironic, offensive, and sad that anyone would suggest that my support of Harvard's divestment position is somehow tied to my outside engagements. That suggestion -- and the recent threats I have received -- defies logic and is contradicted by the record.

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

University Of Hawaii To Divest From Fossil Fuel Holdings

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

The University of Hawaii plans to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its $66 million endowment, its Board of Regents announced. The board unanimo...

The Message Universities Are Sending When They Refuse to Divest

Christina Cilento | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Christina Cilento

I came to Northwestern University excited to become that cliché "global citizen"; to learn about the world, to meet people from places I had never been to, and to find new passions.

Time for Constructive Divestment

Gary Commins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Gary Commins

The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.

Colleges and Universities Answer the Call on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Will universities rescue our climate? Not single-handedly. But students, educators, researchers, and administrators are leading the way, lending hope that we will successfully address our climate problem.

Climate Change Concerns Bring Activist Heat at Top Universities

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

At two of the world's most influential universities, the focus on global warming at both an establishment and grassroots level could signal a renewed push among academic circles to force action on climate change.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

Amid Calls To Divest, Some Universities Focus On Making Research Labs More Efficient

wgbh | Heather Goldstone | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

While only 22 U.S. colleges and universities have actually agreed to sell their shares in oil and coal companies, more than 50 have committed themselv...

Yale Used To Use Its Endowment For Moral Reasons. Why Isn't It Doing That With Fossil Fuels?

Yale Daily News | Posted 04.15.2015 | College

Over the years, the Yale endowment has grown from a humble sum intended largely to fund operations and scholarship to a massive pool of capital number...

Why I Am Banned From Harvard, and Why I Am Coming Back Anyway

Craig Altemose | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

We are not merely fighting for Harvard to change its investing practices; we are asking Harvard to align the largest higher education endowment in the world with humanity's best hope for survival -- instead of actively undermining it.

Calling For Divestment, Harvard Protesters Blockade Administration Building

Harvard Crimson | Posted 04.13.2015 | College

Members and supporters of the activist group Divest Harvard began a planned blockade of three entrances to Massachusetts Hall on Sunday and were still...

Harvard Students and Alumni Launch Weeklong Sit-in for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few hours into the protest, students, alumni, faculty and activists have made their point: The Harvard community supports divestment, and it's time for the university to act. If it's wrong to wreck the planet, than it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Some Points of Utility

Benjamin Franta | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Over time, we can expect institutions that divest from fossil fuels to face additional pressure, not less pressure, to reduce their electricity consumption from fossil fuels, and to direct their research efforts toward non-fossil energy sources.

The Divestment Distraction and a Positive Vision of Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

A positive and creative vision for sustainability focuses on building something new and clean rather than defeating something old and dirty.

Applying the Lessons of Self-Defense to Anti-Semitism

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Whether we'd like to admit it or not, anti-Semitism on campus is not going to go away that easily. College administrations have done nothing to stop the anti-Semitism of Students for Justice in Palestine or other hateful organizations.