Tag: divestment

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

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02/14/2020

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will phase out investments in publicly traded funds over the next five years and investments in private funds over the next ten.  The announcement from university…

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…

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

Students to Vote in Three Referendums on GUSA Ballot

Students to Vote in Three Referendums on GUSA Ballot

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02/04/2020

On the upcoming GUSA election ballot, students will vote on three referendums, two of which pertain to sustainability. Though the referendums will not bind the university to action, they present an opportunity for students to register their opinions about campus issues.  The first referendum is the GU Fossil Free (GUFF) initiative encouraging Georgetown to divest…

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

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01/22/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to submit a referendum on fossil fuel divestment to the student body and failed to pass a similar referendum in support of ocean-friendly university policies at their Jan. 20 meeting. Sen. Leo Arnett (SFS ’22) introduced a resolution in collaboration with GU Fossil Free (GUFF) that calls for a…

GU Fossil Free unites student groups for rally

GU Fossil Free unites student groups for rally

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04/15/2016

Georgetown University Fossil Free held a rally on April 13 in Red Square with members from allied student groups groups to demand transparency and social responsibility in University investments. GU Fossil Free members spoke about Georgetown’s need for a socially responsible investment policy before leading a chanting group of students to President DeGioia’s office where…

GU Fossil Free delivers divestment proposal to DeGioia

GU Fossil Free delivers divestment proposal to DeGioia

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09/04/2014

GU Fossil Free delivered the final draft of its 35-page proposal to the office of President DeGioia on Tuesday, initiating what they hope will be a fruitful year of engaging with Georgetown administrators. Published online Aug. 19, “Divesting Georgetown’s Endowment from Fossil Fuels” consolidates the organization’s arguments against Georgetown’s investment in carbon-based energy companies and calls…

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