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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Environment and Pope Francis :  Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on rainy dayReligious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry. Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America have sent a letter to the pope saying it is “immoral” to profit from fossil fuels.

GU Fossil Free releases final divestment proposal

screen-shot-2014-08-21-at-9-07-37-amLast Tuesday, Georgetown Univeristy Fossil Free (GUFF) released its final divestment proposal. TheĀ 35-page document is the result of a year-and-a-half long campaign that focused on divestment of the GU endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. Founded in December of 2012, the campaign is a combined effort of students, alumni, faculty, and staff that addresses the multiple viewpoints within the collective University.