Tag: fossil fuel divestment

Opinion

Geoengineering: Is it time to branch out?

Imagine a future in which Macalester doesn’t divest from fossil fuels. Instead, a movement on campus encourages the placement of artificial trees designed to absorb carbon from the atmosphere, making possible our goals for carbon neutrality by 2025.

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…

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Divestment foremost an opportunity to lead

In an otherwise stagnant national and international discourse on climate change, there has been a groundswell of grassroots student action to push the conversation in new directions. Last Tuesday, Fossil Free Mac (one of over 300 similar student coalitions across the country) proposed a resolution to our student government that calls upon Macalester College and the Social Responsibility Committee “to initiate a process to explore socially and fiscally responsible divestment from the fossil fuel industry.”