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Fossil Free Mac divestment proposal presented to SRC

On February 3, members of Fossil Free Macalester presented their proposal for fossil fuel divestment to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The campaign, which started about two and a half years ago, is asking Macalester to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. Presenting to the SRC is the first in a series of…

Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book

The last time Bill McKibben—a professor at Middlebury College and founder of the anti-carbon emissions group 350.org—was on campus, he helped spark the Fossil Free Mac divestment group. This time, many of the students who were fired up from his last visit came to hear him discuss his latest book. McKibben explained the analogy running…

Opinion

“No” to Mac fossil fuel divestment

Of all the human activities that contribute to the warming of our planet, perhaps none contributes as much as our burning of fossil fuels. It thus makes perfect sense that we at Macalester should focus our efforts on trying to curb their consumption as we try to halt climate change. There are many ways for us to do this, and most of them are strategies I support. However, I want to focus here on one that I do not: divestment.

Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment
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Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment

A handful of members of Macalester’s Fossil Free Mac huddled outside of the Campus Center on a cold, blustery Monday afternoon, dressed up as whoopie cushions and oil executives with clown noses for their own April 1 celebration: Fossil Fools Day. The event was designed to raise awareness about the organization’s efforts to convince Macalester’s…

Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.
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Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.

MCSG just passed a resolution stating that Macalester, in association with the Social Responsibility Committee, should begin a process to divest, or remove, the chunk of our endowment that’s invested in the fossil fuel industry.

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