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DU Trustees reject student-led divestment initiative

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A student-led initiative to get the University of Denver to divest from fossil fuel investments in its private endowment fund has been rejected by trustees, reports the Denver Post. Board chair Douglas Scrivener said that divesting from fossil fuels didn’t fall in line with the university’s purpose nor would it effectively help fight against global warming. The board’s answer to ...

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CU students: divest from fossil fuels

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Following the lead of universities such as Stanford and neighboring Naropa University, students at the University of Colorado have vocalized demands for the university to drop its investments in oil, gas and coal. Fossil Free CU is a student-led group that advocates for the university’s divestment in oil, gas and coal. According to a recent Longmont Times-Call article, the group ...

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World Council of Churches says it will divest from fossil fuels

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John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ The World Council of Churches, a religious group representing an estimated 590 million people worldwide, has announced that they will no longer hold investments in the fossil fuel industry. The Guardian reports: The move by the World Council of Churches, which has 345 member churches including the Church of England but not the Catholic church, ...

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