The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing voted not to support Barnard Columbia Divest’s proposal to divest from fossil fuel companies because the proposal did not meet ACSRI’s criteria for divestment.
fossil fuel divestment
BCD planned a series of talks and activities throughout the day and encouraged professors to hold classes outside with the goal of transforming Columbia into an “Earth university” for Earth Day.
We shouldn't feel pressure to express ourselves and our political views in any particular way.
Thirteen Columbia students protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C. were arrested in front of the White House Sunday. The students were part of XL Dissent, a student-organized protest that drew more than 1,000 students from 100 schools.
This is the real question we need to ask ourselves: When Columbia takes a position, how does it enact that position in the world?
Divesting from fossil fuels will help save our environment for future generations through political change.
For the first time in Columbia College history, students will be asked to vote on a ballot initiative emanating from a student group.
If 10 percent of Columbia College students sign a petition for Columbia to divest from the fossil fuel industry, Columbia’s very first ballot initiative may take place this semester.
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