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A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Yale University Ducks on Fossil Fuel Divest Decision--and Fails Leadership 101

Judith Samuelson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Judith Samuelson

No one, least of all campaigners for divestment, thinks dumping some stocks solves the problem. Yale doesn't have the scale, power or influence to move markets. It does, however, have the scale, power and influence to be a catalytic force in the call for action on pricing carbon.

These Yale Students Are Fighting Against Fossil Fuels

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green

For students and administrators at Yale, the movement for fossil-fuel divestment -- dubbed "Fossil Free Yale" -- is nothing new. The student-led i...

Against Divestment -- Why Walking Away Won't Make a Difference

Nell Minow | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nell Minow

Submit shareholder proposals. Nominate new directors. Attend annual meetings to ask questions of the executives and board members. But do not sell the stock that gives you the right to engage on the issues you care about with the people who can make a difference.

It's Time for Fiduciaries to Divest

Jane Vosburg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jane Vosburg

I would argue that with warning lights and sirens flashing and blaring, continued investment in the fossil fuel industry is itself a breach of fiduciary responsibility.

The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Bevis Longstreth

What does divestment accomplish? It avoids the ugly picture of trustees seeking to profit from emissions of carbon through the sale and burning of fossil fuel reserves and from the massive use of shareholder funds to search for more fossil fuels to sell and burn.

We Want People to Change Their Minds

Bill McKibben | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Bill McKibben

Every one of us in the Western world has contributed to climate change. We drive, fly, cool, heat. Perhaps we draw pensions from funds that back Exxon and Shell. On and on it goes, since fossil fuel is knit into the fabric of our society. If, as the Times puts it, Tom Steyer is "shadowed by coal," so are the rest of us.

Divestment at Catholic Universities a Climate Gamechanger?

Amanda Hanley | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Amanda Hanley

Last week, the University of Dayton (UD) announced they will divest fossil fuels from their $670 million endowment - the first Catholic university in ...

Catholic University's Divestment Decision A Call to Action on Climate and Human Rights

Daniel J. Curran, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Daniel J. Curran, Ph.D.

The University of Dayton recently announced it will begin taking steps to divest from major coal and fossil fuel companies. This action follows a ne...

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Leading Seminary Makes History With Vote To Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion

Trustees of Union Theological Seminary in New York City voted on Tuesday to divest from fossil fuels, making Union the world's first seminary to take ...

Three Reasons Stanford's Decision to Dump Coal Is a Game Changer

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Judith Samuelson

One of the curious things that make up our national lethargy on climate is the deafening silence from young Americans who will pay the biggest costs of global warming -- personally and financially. It's a relief to see students step up on the opportunity to shape their future.

UN Climate Chief Urges Religious Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Top UN official Christiana Figueres called on religious leaders to speak out on climate change in an impassioned op-ed for The Guardian. She is Execut...

'Divest It Like It's Hot': These Students Have Vests on, You Won't Believe What They Do Next

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

It's not the first time that 350.org's Bill McKibben has been name dropped in a music video, but it may just be the best. Fresh out of Santa Clara University is a new anthem for the fossil fuel divestment movement, "Divest It Like It's Hot."

Watch: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The Archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, has called for an international "anti-apartheid-style boycott" against the fossil fuel industry in response to global warming.

The Civic Role of Higher Education

Matthew Derr | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Matthew Derr

The issue of our day is not simply an issue of the day, it is the greatest challenge to life on this planet in human history: climate change.

Clean Energy Powers College and University Endowments

Stacy Clark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Colleges and university endowments now have a rational and pragmatic incentive for divestment.

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

It's Time for the District to Divest From Disaster

Matt Grason | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Matt Grason

By divesting, the nation's capital would be calling on country, state, and local governments, as well as businesses, to take urgently needed action to prevent the worst-possible impacts of climate change from becoming a reality.

Straws in the Typhoon

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Every now and then, set against the overwhelming, you can sense change in the tiniest of things. Here, for instance, may be a little sign when it comes to global warming.

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

Columbia University to Reveal Fossil Fuel Holdings

Iliana Salazar-Dodge | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Iliana Salazar-Dodge

Once again, Columbia University has the opportunity to be a leader in tackling the most pressing issue of our time: climate change.

Brown University's Misguided Vote to Not Divest From Coal

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Today, on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Brown University defied the will of its student body and its own investment advisory committee and voted not to divest from the 15 largest U.S. coal companies.

Harvard's Silence on Climate Change: Donor Savvy or Bad Strategy?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.