Abou-Elias: Advocating for Accountability

Student-Led Divestment Initiatives Drive Change on College Campuses Student and community groups have the power to play a significant role in advocating for divestment initiatives and sustainable goals. Recent examples of campus activism have shown us what students can accomplish.  On Feb. 6, 2020, Georgetown University Board of Directors announced that the university would divest from public securities and private investments “of any company whose primary business is the exploration or extraction of fossil fuels, including all forms of coal, oil, and natural gas” amid pressure from student activists and other organizers. A year earlier, in 2019 Fossil Free...

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