Tag: GUFF

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…

Students pass three referenda

Students pass three referenda

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02/07/2020

The Georgetown student body voted to pass three referenda in the Feb. 5 GUSA election, the GUSA Election Commission tweeted at 12:10 am.  The first referendum, the GU Fossil Free (GUFF) Referendum, passed with 90.65 percent of the vote. The referendum encouraged Georgetown’s Endowment Fund to divest from fossil fuels and freeze all new direct…

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…

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…

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