Divestment

Queen’s looks at divestment

Following a push from students and campus groups, the University has launched discussions on fossil fuel divestment.Continue...

Queen’s gets dirty with oil

By investing in companies that degrade and pollute the environment, Queen’s has shown it isn’t committed to sustainability on campus.Continue...

No rest until we divest

Hundreds of universities and colleges across the United States are campaigning to have their school’s divest from fossil fuel companies in an effort to combat climate change.Continue...

On climate action, schools should put their money where their mouths are

Through a recent resignation, McGill University has proven that a failure to divest can come at a cost to students and the quality of their academics.Continue...

Student group continues to press Trustees on divestment

At December’s Board of Trustees meeting, Nick Lorraway (ArtSci ’20), president of Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) delivered refined divestment proposals, aiming for more feasibility.

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QBACC heading back to Board of Trustees with more student support

On Sept. 27, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) representatives presented the Board of Trustees with a list of demands to address the climate crisis on campus. Two months later, little headway has been made.

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Thinking about the planet can lead to profit and benefit our futures

Teaching both business and environmental studies offers a unique perspective on the intersections of business and sustainability. One thing has become clear from my experience doing exactly that: it’s time to look into the future of Queen’s and our students in a green way.Continue...

QS2I partners with QBACC for action on the climate crisis

Queen’s Social Investment Initiative (QS2I) and Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) have struck a partnership to pursue climate initiatives on campus.Continue...

QBACC appeals to Trustees at first meeting of academic year

After addressing more than 500 students at Friday’s climate strike, representatives from QBACC headed into Richardson Hall to bring their demands to Queen’s Board of Trustees.

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Inside the AMS's push to divest

The AMS announced on Monday it had completely divested from holdings in companies that produce, transport, and dispense fossil fuels, becoming the first student government in Ontario to do so.Continue...

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