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Divestment momentum explodes today as THREE universities, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and Bowdoin College, all announce plans to divest and Bowdoin pledges to take further steps on responsible investment.
After a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees’ Columbia University has decided that investments in fossil fuels anathema to the institution’s mission and sustainability plan. Bowdoin College, one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, has announced that they will soon be releasing a plan to that will make their $900 million endowment the most responsible and sustainable in the country. Swarthmore College’s newspaper reported on their divestment.