Fossil Free Week ROUND UP

Fossil Free Week was spectacular, thanks to the support of so many of you! Thanks! Check out the round up of the week — it includes a list of the extensive media coverage, some photos of our events, and a few key numbers summarizing the week.  If you’re looking to get more involved, be sure to email us at...

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Letter to Kip Cobbett – Sep 21

Dear Mr. Kip Cobbett, Chair of the Board of Governors and Acting Chair of CAMSR,   Climate change has been part of the public consciousness for over three decades. When Divest McGill began our work three years ago, we catalyzed a conversation that others within McGill, or even the administration itself, could have begun well before this late hour. We’ve accepted from the beginning that we were starting a conversation long overdue. The...

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STATEMENT on Insufficient Response of Kip Cobbett

September 23rd, 2015 The initial response we received on Monday night from Kip Cobbett, Chair of the Board and Acting Chair of CAMSR, is a prime example of the delay, inaction, and vague commitments to deliberate that have characterized the CAMSR process to date.  It is precisely because of this endless deliberation and its failure to produce meaningful, concrete results that Divest McGill is taking action this week. We requested Monday...

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BREAKING: Divest McGill and Supporters Camp-in for the Climate

For Immediate Release Monday, September 21st, 2015 BREAKING: Divest McGill and Supporters Camp-in for the Climate Students and other community members have set up camp in front of McGill’s main administration building to highlight the need for ambitious climate action and fossil fuel divestment.   MONTREAL (September 21st, 2015) – Today, around 20 individuals have set up camp in Community Square on McGill campus to draw attention to...

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Fossil Freeze! Sep 5th CAMSR Letter

[UPDATE: McGill Faculty and Librarians for Divestment expressed their strong support to our request for a freeze on fossil fuel investments during CAMSR’s deliberations with this letter]   Mr. Strople, Thank you for forwarding our previous letter to CAMSR members, and conveying their thoughts back to us. Given the committee’s reiterated aversion to a deadline, we have a solution to propose, as is further elucidated in the...

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Aug 17th Letter to CAMSR and Reply

Mr. Strople,We would very much appreciate if you could pass on the attached public letter from Divest McGill to all current members of CAMSR. Thank you in advance. Divest McGill   LETTER: August 17th, 2015   TO: The McGill Board of Governors’ Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR) CC: Steering Committee of McGill Faculty and Librarians for Divestment (MFL4D)   As you know, it has been over 6 months...

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