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.
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Student groups have ramped up efforts this semester to pressure the University to divest from fossil fuels to private prison companies.
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.
Sammy Roth investigates Columbia’s sustainability efforts and examines how we measure up to other universities.
Members and advocates of Barnard Columbia Divest gathered on Low Plaza Tuesday evening to show support for their initiative while group representatives met with the University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.
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.
All people have a right to fight to protect themselves from the threat of climate change.
Among the 40,000 people rallying for action on the Keystone XL Pipeline this weekend in Washington D.C. were a group of Columbia and Barnard students who joined the call.
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