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QBACC to ban police involvement at future events

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) announced an impending policy change on June 5 banning police presence at the club’s future events.Continue...

Board of Trustees clarifies its climate change endorsement

Before the Board of Trustees voted on the agenda at its May 8 meeting, Donald Raymond, chair of the Board, addressed the community’s “misinterpretation” of its earlier climate change recommendations.Continue...

Activists celebrate passage of new climate measures

On Friday, the Board of Trustees passed the final recommendations set out by the Climate Change Task Force , including a pledge to reduce the carbon intensity of the University’s oil and gas investments.

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Trustees pass climate change action recommendations

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendations of the Climate Change Action Task Force, including a pledge to reduce the carbon intensity of the University’s investments.

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Pushing for sustainability, campus coffee shops to launch reusable cup giveaway

Common Ground, The Brew and The Tea Room will be giving away reusable cups to students on Feb. 5 as part of a new collaborative initiative to reduce single-use waste.

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SGPS Council votes to divest

Following months of deliberation, SGPS Council voted to relinquish the Society’s investments in oil and gas on Jan. 14.

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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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Doubling down on a declining industry won’t help anyone, especially the planet

Despite Canada’s large abundance of oil and gas reserves, transitioning our economy away from the industry is the only way to address the climate crisis.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...

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