Tag: GU Fossil Free

Dear Incoming Students,

Dear Incoming Students,

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08/30/2019

Every year, we at the Voice write a letter to incoming first-years, welcoming you to campus. The hospitable sentiment generally seems simple enough. But this year, we felt that our current political climate necessitates an explanation of what the word “welcome” really means. We are excited that you are here and, no matter who you…

A New Strategy for Fossil Fuels Divestment

A New Strategy for Fossil Fuels Divestment

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04/05/2019

What will sway Georgetown’s administration to divest our endowment from fossil fuels? Despite employing a combination of student advocacy, financial prudency, and appeals to Jesuit values, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) hasn’t achieved its primary goal yet. As we entered our fifth year of attempting to persuade Georgetown’s administration, it seemed merely symbolic that we put…

Criticism of Fossil Free undermines free speech

Criticism of Fossil Free undermines free speech

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03/26/2015

On March 18, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) walked on stage during World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s speech about climate change at Gaston Hall to promote their campaign for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies. In Tuesday’s issue of The Hoya, their Editorial Board condemned members of GUFF for their decision to disrupt…

Carrying On: The Inconvenient Truth about Fossil Free

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01/15/2015

Climate change is the challenge that will define humanity’s future. Devastating droughts and floods will be more common, and the developing world will be disproportionately harmed. Let me get something straight: global warming is undoubtedly anthropogenic. Those who deny the existence of climate change only waste time better spent on necessary decision-making to cut emissions…

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