Posts Tagged ‘fossil fuel’

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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Ethics or profits?

Members of HFXEJC (Photo by Calum Agnew)

How well do you know your Dal? Did you know that a portion of Dalhousie’s investment portfolio generates income from fossil fuel extraction industries? If so, pat yourself on the back because the 2012 NSPRIG report on the subject is damn difficult to find. I only found the information second hand in Ariel Gough’s article…

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