Campus divestment campaigns gaining


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As the worldwide debate around divestment from fossil fuels rages, thirty campuses across Canada are now home to divestment campaigns. Reactions have been diverse: Concordia University has created a fossil-free fund, while the University of Calgary has ruled outdivesting. Students and faculty have voted in favour of divesting at the University of Victoria and UBC. Internationally, Oxford University and Stanford University have committed to divestment in one form or another. Yet the jury is still out as to its effectiveness. “I really question whether this does anything,” said Kevin Milligan of UBC. However, his colleague David Green says it is important to “establish the social norm that we are moving to a carbon-free society.”

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