How Dal and Halifax are celebrating African Heritage Month

Events for Black History and African Heritage Month have begun in Halifax and Nova Scotia. With in-person events cancelled due to the pandemic, Dalhousie University and other organizations have several events planned online.   Dalhousie opened the month with a virtual flag-raising ceremony, raising the Pan-African and African Nova Scotian flags on its campuses. Online events…

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Harvard University announces divestment from fossil fuels

In a major victory for the divestment movement at universities in North America, Harvard University has announced it will no longer invest in fossil fuels.   Harvard’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced on Sept. 9 that the school’s endowment, valued at $42 billion, will divest from all fossil fuel holdings. This would make Harvard the richest university to divest from fossil…

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Celebrating Black History Month online

Black History Month events are now happening at the Halifax Public Libraries, but this year people don’t have to live in Halifax to attend.  Due to COVID-19 this year’s programming, called African Heritage Month, has shifted to an online setting.   Hopefully, this means events will be attended by a broader audience than would usually be possible, said…

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Sustainability: The new financial trend

Essentially, sustainable finance is a combination of sustainable development and finance. Sustainable development, according to the United Nations’ (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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