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Late last week, Georgetown University announced a major decision — “to divest from fossil fuel investments over the next decade—including divestment from public securities within five years and private investments within ten years.” University President Jack DeGioia gave credit to members of the University community and to the Pope whose 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home “informs and strengthens our commitment to the environment, and to one another, ensuring that as we move forward, we do so in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration.” On the same day, 94% of the student body voted overwhelmingly to make Georgetown the first “Blue” campus in the nation — to promote greater university commitment to the protection of ocean habitats.
Student groups pushed for both decisions. Georgetown joins the University of Maryland, the University of California, Oregon State, the University of Maryland, and Syracuse — other major universities in the U.S. to divest. As an alumnus of Georgetown University and a member of its adjunct faculty, I (Monica) am so proud of my alma mater. As they say to cheer at Georgetown – HOYA SAXA!
This week, just in time for Thanksgiving, we talk with Adam Kolton, the Executive Director of the Alaska Wilderness League about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic Indigenous Communities, and conserving Alaskan wilderness. Watch the entire interview. Here are a few highlights: On the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: “This is the area where hundreds of […]
This week we had the pleasure of sitting with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, a title he’s held since October 2019. We asked the minister about how Indonesia is balancing the precarious equation of conserving its rich biodiversity while addressing the duel climate and COVID crises. Now that […]
Sure he may perennially be one of People Magazine’s sexiest men alive (well Michael B. Jordon won this year), but now HGTV’s Jonathan Scott is on a real “Power Trip.” On Monday he premiered on PBS a new documentary he wrote and directed about how solar energy development is being stifled by what he calls […]
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