Tag: Climate Change

Georgetown announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

Georgetown announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

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02/06/2020

This post has been updated to include a statement from GUFF In an email to students on Thursday, university President John DeGioia announced that Georgetown’s Board of Directors approved a plan to begin the process of divesting the university’s endowment from fossil fuels. The announcement comes on the same day as students vote on a…

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

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01/17/2020

Last January, our editorial board wrote that there were several fundamental problems with the Women’s March. Even though we stood by the movement’s founding principles, we advocated sitting out the march. Last year’s Women’s March was regarded by many as evidence the grassroots uprising grew out of anger at President Trump’s election and was unsustainable….

Jane Fonda Discusses Climate Activism

Jane Fonda Discusses Climate Activism

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01/15/2020

Academy Award-winning actress and activist Jane Fonda spoke about climate activism in Gaston Hall on Jan. 7. The event, titled “This is Not a Drill: A Discussion with Jane Fonda on Climate Change,” was sponsored by the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.  Fonda has been hosting…

Beauty and Hope in the Waste Land

Beauty and Hope in the Waste Land

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12/12/2019

Waste Land, a 2010 art documentary, played at the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery during a screening on Dec. 4. Directed by Lucy Walker, the documentary follows artist Vik Muniz and his efforts to create contemporary art out of materials found in the largest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho.  The film…

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

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10/11/2019

Our world is in crisis. Rising temperatures are causing more frequent and destructive extreme weather events with ever-increasing human and financial costs. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the planet warms 2 degrees Celsius, the consequences would be catastrophic and irreversible. Two weeks ago, 12 presidential candidates took the stage in Gaston…

Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

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09/21/2019

The Georgetown Institute of Politics held a two-day forum on climate change featuring 2020 presidential candidates on Thursday and Friday. The Gaston Hall event featured 12 candidates and was co-sponsored by Our Daily Planet, New York Magazine, and MSNBC, the major media sponsor. MSNBC anchors Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi served as the event’s moderators….

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

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09/19/2019

The Georgetown University College Republicans (GUCR) hosted a rebuttal to the Democratic presidential candidates’ Climate Change Forum, held at the university, on Thursday. The GUCR event highlighted several presenters, including Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic who published a book called “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.” During the event, a group of students…

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