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Latest news: GU Fossil Free defines 5-year divestment strategy in new memo


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Some members of GU Fossil Free, Spring 2018

We are GU Fossil Free, Georgetown University’s student-run campaign asking that our university to divest from all fossil fuel companies by January 1, 2024. Doing so will allow us to re-invest in a more sustainable future.

For more information about what we are asking for and why, please check out our proposal to divest from all fossil fuels, which we submitted to Georgetown’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility on January 17, 2019.

Fossil fuels continue to pose a threat to public health, the global environment, and human rights. While fossil fuel production damages the environment as a whole, it has a particularly acute impact on the human rights and health of marginalized people of the United States and around the world. On a practical financial level, investments in these companies are becoming increasingly risky and volatile. It is unconscionable to pay for our education with investments that will condemn the planet to climate disaster.

#GUDivestNow

  • Support our proposal for full divestment? Sign the petition here!
  • To become further involved in GU Fossil Free, check out Get Involved and Contact Us.
  • Want to receive periodic updates on our campaign? Subscribe to our Action Newsletter here (we only send periodic updates).

Thank you for your support!

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  1. Judith Stadler

    Thanks for all you are doing to urge Georgetown University to divest. I am the wife and mother of alumni of Marquette University and am also a member of 350.org Madison (WI). I am trying to urge the Marquette Investment Board to divest and am looking for allies in the Marquette alumni and student communities. If you have Go Fossil Free contacts at Marquette, please let me know who they are. The University of Dayton, by taking the lead on divestment, is, in effect, challenging other Catholic institutions to do the same. It is just a matter of time before everyone will get onboard. Thanks again. Judy

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