Middlebury fossil fuel divesment

2019-03-11

in Economics, PhD thesis, Politics, The environment

At the end of January, Middlebury College (home institution of 350.org founder Bill McKibben) committed to fossil fuel divestment as part of a four-part response to climate change.

As far as I know, this is the first university which had formally said no to a divestment campaign and has since been brought around to saying yes.

Today Laurie Patton, the President of the college, published an editorial in Inside Higher Ed: Every Campus Should Address Climate Risk.

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. March 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

We Changed Our College’s Mind About Fossil Fuels—You Can, Too

After Middlebury College rejected its students demands to divest from fossil fuels in 2013, students kept fighting—and now, the school has unanimously voted to divest.

By Gabe Desmond and Alec Fleischer

. March 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

The key to winning victories against big oil? Perseverance
Bill McKibben

Vermont’s Middlebury College has reversed its course on fossil fuel companies and is leading the way on renewable energy

. March 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm

Middlebury College to Divest $55 Million From Fossil Fuel Companies
POSTED BY DEREK BROUWER ON TUE, JAN 29, 2019 AT 6:03 PM

. March 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm

After student and faculty pressure, Middlebury College will divest from fossil fuels

A Reversal on Fossil Fuels

Nearly six years after Middlebury rejected a push to divest, the college announces that it will slowly draw down fossil fuel holdings in its $1 billion endowment. What changed?

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