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Fossil Free Releases Proposal

A5_FossilFree_FilePhotoKaylaNoguchi-300x186Georgetown 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 Responsibility, professors and administrators.

Students Push to End Fossil Fuel Investment at Fordham

fordham-divest-color-courtesy-of-fordham-divestIt may seem unlikely that a small group of college students could change the future of the world, but that is exactly what Fordham Divest is seeking to do through its effort to get the University to end its investment in fossil fuel companies. “I think the biggest issue is climate change and the fact that by burning fossil fuels, the planet has already warmed 0.8 degrees Celsius,” Valerie Meyer, FCRH ’15 and Fordham Divest’s director for media and students, said when describing the organization’s rationale. “If we continue with this, scientists have said that by midcentury, so 2050, the planet will warm two to three additional degrees Celsius, and this will cause more severe storms, droughts and floods, which is just really bad for the planet.”