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'Green News Report' - January 5, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: President Obama created two new national monuments; Wi...

It's the Little Things: From POTUS to SCROTUS?

Debra Jane Campbell | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Debra Jane Campbell

I fear that instead of choosing the next President of the United States (POTUS), the electoral college is about to vote for a man who could become known as SCROTUS - Supremely Corruptible Ruler of the United States.

GIven Trump's Regression, Fossil Fuel Divestment Is More Critical Than Ever

Bill McKibben | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

An anti-EPA zealot will be the next head of the EPA; President-elect Trump has promised to abrogate the Paris climate accords; and temperatures in the Arctic last week were as much as fifty-five degrees above normal, as polar ice stubbornly refused to refreeze.

What the World Needs Now

Adrian Grenier | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Adrian Grenier

Ethically, our investments shouldn't contribute to dangerous climate change. Financially, fossil fuel stocks are overvalued as most of their reserves cannot be burned. We can get good, safe returns while helping to build a new energy system.

How Can You Help Standing Rock? Break Up With Your Bank.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If you withdraw support from DAPL, of course I will reconsider closing my account. And you might sleep better, knowing you have moved over to the right side of history.

10 Surprising Ways Voting for President Mirrors Shareholder Voting

Kathy Hipple | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Kathy Hipple

Let's face it. As the presidential election looms, we've all become political junkies. We've spent far too much time following each nuance of this str...

Divest Now to Invest in the Future

James Lawrence Powell | Posted 09.27.2016 | Green
James Lawrence Powell

As a long-standing member of both the scientific community and museum sector, I have worked to better understand the world and to share this understa...

Evangelical Lutheran Church Should Approve Human Rights Investment Screen

Philip Farah | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Philip Farah

The religious and spiritual significance of the Holy Land makes the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians of particular concern to Christians, Muslims, and Jews around the world, including here in the U.S.

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Beyond Divestment: Global Warming, Trauma And The Call For Pastoral Care

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

For many who champion divestment, it is seen as something both symbolic and substantial. For those who argue against divesting, a key argument is that investing is a way to maintain a voice and influence discovery and innovation around cleaner forms of energy.

The Right To Boycott; And It's Right To Boycott

Donna Nevel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Donna Nevel

This past week, hundreds of New Yorkers from different communities and organizations stood strong for justice and protested Governor Cuomo's unconstit...

Israel's Fight Against BDS

Bob Herbst | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Bob Herbst

After the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions in 2013, and the Presbyterian Church and United Church of Christ...

Nuclear Weapons Are Scary -- But We Can Do Something About Them

Susi Snyder | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Susi Snyder

We know that nuclear weapons are scary, but we must be much louder in defining them as unacceptable, as illegitimate. By following the money, we can cut it off, and while this isn't the only thing necessary to make nuclear weapons extinct, it will help.

Students Are Fighting for Our Future

Charlie Wood | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

There is a strong tradition of student protests in Australia, and this legacy has profoundly shaped our history and culture. Students have been at the forefront of securing many of the rights we now take for granted as a nation.

Own What You Own

Amanda Hanley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Amanda Hanley

It's been said -- if you own fossil fuels, you own climate change. Both as individuals and as directors of the Hanley Foundation, we have been Divest Invest signatories since 2014. Here's our story that will hopefully inspire you to join the movement as well.

Al Gore calls for fossil fuel divestment at Harvard

Benjamin Franta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Science
Benjamin Franta

On April 7, Al Gore, founder and chair of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at Harvard University about the need to tackle climate change. The first...

Hawking Says 'Don't Bank on the Bomb' and Cambridge Votes to Divest $ 1Billion From Nuclear Weapons

Max Tegmark | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Max Tegmark

Although I'm used to politicians wasting my tax dollars, I was shocked to realize that I was voluntarily using my money for this nuclear boondoggle by investing in the very companies that are lobbying for and building new nukes: some of the money in my bank account gets loaned to them and my S&P500 mutual fund invests in them.

Faculty at Prestigious Canadian Universities Join Students in Resisting Parliament's Suppression of BDS

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
David Palumbo-Liu

Trudeau has crossed the aisle to back a conservative motion condemning BDS as well as any Canadians who support the movement. Once again, currying favor with the State of Israel has created a set of strange bedfellows.

PERA BDS

Joel Judd | Posted 03.01.2016 | Denver
Joel Judd

In the 2000's I helped pass two bills shoring up Colorado's public employee pension plan (PERA). Having opted out of social security in the 1930's, PE...

Corporate Accountability

Peter Neill | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

We are accountable for our decisions, our investments, our respect for law, and our moral choices. Every day would seem, then, to be a moving calculation of multiple accountabilities - a ledger of life, with surpluses and, yes, deficits.

BDS Ain't New: The Arab League Boycott Gets a Makeover

Adam Milstein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has gained increasing traction at universities, academic associations, municipalities, churches, unions, pension funds, and investment portfolios in America and around the globe.

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

It's Not Just About Israel. BDS Threatens Us All.

Adam Milstein | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.