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Following student action, trustee says he’s ready to divest

Student protesters hold hand-painted signs following the end of public comment. The group then began to sing,

Cynic News Staff

February 3, 2020

After two demonstrations by student activists over the span of three months, at least one UVM trustee has said he’s ready to divest. Students from organizations including SGA, the Sunrise Movement and Organize, a group advocating against UVM’s $27 million investment in fossil fuel companies, fille...

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Organize Club President Kieran Edraney, a senior, speaks during a club meeting, Oct. 3. The club plans to meet with Richard Cate, vice president of finance for UVM, Oct. 11.

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

A student group is again pushing for UVM to divest from fossil fuels and plans to submit a proposal to the board of trustees this month. The board of trustees, who has control over UVM’s endowment, has previously not supported divestment. Organize, a newly formed environmental club, hopes their proposal will...

Environmental efforts strive to divest

The 108-foot high wind turbine located near Jeffords Hall produces 3,000 to 5,000 kilowatt hours a year, enough to power an energy efficient home for 12 months. From 2007 to 2013, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, however, ecological groups on campus are weary of this statistic and continue to work to reduce UVM's ecological footprint.

Emma Pinezich and Lilly Young

April 15, 2019

While the University bills itself as an environmentally friendly school, some ecological groups are working to further lower its environmental impact. From 2007 to 2014, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, said Gioia Thompson, office of sustainability director. But some students working to improve t...

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