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Vermonters flock to join McKibben, 350.org at largest climate march ever

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW YORK CITY — Hundreds of Vermonters on Sunday afternoon joined an estimated 350,000 people on the streets of Manhattan for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history.

“This is the biggest event any of us will ever be a part of,” said Greg Dennis of Cornwall. “You just got a sense that if we can get this many people out on the streets, we can make leaders pay attention.”

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Greg Dennis: Lasting, local steps toward divestment

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Gregory Dennis



It’s one thing to launch a national political movement. It’s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.

Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.

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.

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College protesters push trustees to divest from weapons, global warming

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — 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’ May meeting with a barrage of speeches, chants and acoustic guitar songs.

Pizza was served, and points were made.

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Middlebury students pitch divestment plan to trustees

Posted on February 21, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Following months of charged discussion among students and administrators about the possibility of divesting the college’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.

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College hosts expert panelists to discuss divestment

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — 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’s first panel discussion on the possibility of divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuel and weapons.

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Editorial: Is the fossil fuel industry the nation’s No. 1 enemy?

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



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 — about $32 million of which is invested in that industry — he joined the vanguard of a growing movement that is trying to put climate change back in the forefront of the national political agenda.

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