Posts Tagged ‘divestment’

Dalhousie on track to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets

Rochelle Owen, the director of the Office of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, says she’s confident the university can meet its greenhouse gas reduction target of 50 per cent by 2020, and net zero by 2050. According to its last greenhouse gas inventory, Dalhousie University emitted 98,659 tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2014-2015. These are gases…

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Climate justice: An issue of basic human rights

When talking about climate change, we are used to hearing alarm bells like “catastrophic warming,” “global sea level rise,” and “habitat loss.” Such terms trigger thoughts to protect our environment and biodiversity. While that’s part of the concern, the reality is that the implications of climate change are further reaching than maintaining picturesque places, wild…

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Reply to Haiven and Zayid

Professor Larry Haiven of Saint Mary’s and retired Professor Zayid take aim at our article that appeared in the March 08 issue of the Gazette. (Letters, March 28) The professors are adept in the art of willful blindness. Larry Haiven suggests that a writer for Haaretz determined that anti-Semitism was not linked to BDS campaigns…

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DSU investing in Divest Dal

Members of HFXEJC (Photo by Calum Agnew)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) unanimously voted to support Divest Dalhousie and their goal of having the university pull all investments in the fossil fuel industry. The official support of the union, representing over 18,000 students, was voted on at the Nov. 20 council meeting. The Halifax Environmental Justice Collective (HEJC), or Divest Dal, is…

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Dal-chotomies

(photo by Bryn Karcha)

Do you believe doing the right thing always means sacrificing your well-being? I don’t. Lately, I’ve been finding a common thread among some of the critiques of fossil fuel divestment I’ve come across: the assumed mutual exclusivity of financial ethics and financial health. In response, advocates of divestment have been quick to note that oil and…

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Divestment comes to Dal

Members of HFXEJC (Photo by Calum Agnew)

A group of students and alumni started the semester with a mission: get Dalhousie out of the fossil fuel business. The Divest Dalhousie campaign wants to make the university’s $415 million endowment more transparent, and for Dal to sell its equity in the fossil fuel industry. James Hutt is a member of the Halifax Environmental…

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