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divestment http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1874/all en Vermonters flock to join McKibben, 350.org at largest climate march ever http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25756" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/march2137.thumbnail.jpg" alt="march2137.jpg" title="march2137.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="47" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEW YORK CITY&#039;S People&#039;s Climate March drew around 350,000 people on Sunday. Many Vermonters, including co-organizer Bill McKibben of Ripton, participated in the event. Photo by Win Colwell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW YORK CITY &mdash; Hundreds of Vermonters on Sunday afternoon joined an estimated 350,000 people on the streets of Manhattan for the People&rsquo;s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;This is the biggest event any of us will ever be a part of,&rdquo; said Greg Dennis of Cornwall. &ldquo;You just got a sense that if we can get this many people out on the streets, we can make leaders pay attention.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25757">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 350.org climate change Colwell divestment Featured Isham McKibben Middlebury College People's Climate March United Nations Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:23:38 +0000 Zach Despart 25757 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Lasting, local steps toward divestment http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-lasting-local-steps-toward-divestment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">It&rsquo;s one thing to launch a national political movement. It&rsquo;s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.</span></p> <p> Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.</p> <p> So the growing success of the national movement for fossil fuel divestment is all the more impressive. Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22762">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-lasting-local-steps-toward-divestment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion divestment fossil fuels Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:15:45 +0000 Zach Despart 22762 at http://addisonindependent.com College protesters push trustees to divest from weapons, global warming http://addisonindependent.com/201305college-protesters-push-trustees-divest-weapons-global-warming-companies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16946" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201305college-protesters-push-trustees-divest-weapons-global-warming-companies"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/protest0651.thumbnail.jpg" alt="protest0651.jpg" title="protest0651.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS and community members march around Old Chapel last Friday during a protest urging the college board to divest from fossil fuel and weapons companies. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Several dozen Middlebury College students marked the last day of spring semester classes with a protest outside of the administrative buildings at Old Chapel that lasted through Friday night and into the next day, serenading the board of trustees&rsquo; May meeting with a barrage of speeches, chants and acoustic guitar songs.</p> <p> Pizza was served, and points were made.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16947">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305college-protesters-push-trustees-divest-weapons-global-warming-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury divestment Featured Middlebury College Thu, 16 May 2013 14:04:27 +0000 xian 16947 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury students pitch divestment plan to trustees http://addisonindependent.com/201302middlebury-students-pitch-divestment-plan-trustees <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Following months of charged discussion among students and administrators about the possibility of divesting the college&rsquo;s endowment from fossil fuels and weapons companies, seven students presented the case for divestment at the February board of trustees meeting this past Saturday. No decisions were made, but officials lauded the students for their presentation.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15572">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302middlebury-students-pitch-divestment-plan-trustees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury divestment Middlebury College Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:37:56 +0000 15572 at http://addisonindependent.com College hosts expert panelists to discuss divestment http://addisonindependent.com/201301college-hosts-expert-panelists-discuss-divestment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Though many past campus events surrounding the issue of divestment have been heated, Middlebury College students, faculty and staff were on their best behavior as they crowded in the McCullough Social Space on Tuesday evening for the college&rsquo;s first panel discussion on the possibility of divesting the college&rsquo;s endowment from fossil fuel and weapons.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15109">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301college-hosts-expert-panelists-discuss-divestment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury divestment Middlebury College Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:13:53 +0000 15109 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Is the fossil fuel industry the nation’s No. 1 enemy? http://addisonindependent.com/201212editorial-fossil-fuel-industry-nation%E2%80%99s-no-1-enemy <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">When Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz sent out an all-campus email earlier this week to say the college would take steps to consider divesting its $900 million endowment of stock in fossil fuel companies &mdash; about $32 million of which is invested in that industry &mdash; he joined the vanguard of a growing movement that is trying to put climate change back in the forefront of the national political agenda.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14462">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212editorial-fossil-fuel-industry-nation%E2%80%99s-no-1-enemy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial divestment editorial Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:27:48 +0000 angelo 14462 at http://addisonindependent.com