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    Jessica Colarossi is a science writer for The Brink. She graduated with a BS in journalism from Emerson College in 2016, with focuses on environmental studies and publishing. While a student, she interned at ThinkProgress in Washington, D.C., where she wrote over 30 stories, most of them relating to climate change, coral reefs, and women’s health. Profile

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There are 8 comments on Boston University to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry

  1. If BU chooses to invest in battery, solar, or wind industries, the curriculum in the ENG should be modified to produce more thought leaders in those fields. BU should be leading instead of reacting to changes in the energy industries.

  2. Does this mean that BU will stop using fossil fuels or are they just cutting the endowment investments? Pretty hypocritical. Local fuel supplier should turn off the tap with winter approaching. Might change their tune a bit.

    1. I agree that if the campus itself is not looking to minimize its fossil fuel footprint in day to day activities this move seems like showmanship rather than viable change. Is there a game plan to install solar panels, mandate that BU’s generation of power come from clean renewables or that BU establishes recycling on campus?

  3. Lots of people think going green would mean switching cars to electric. No, green energy is unable to support our current level of consumption. What can we do? Promote remote work and study.

  4. So very proud of BU to make this important decision. It will take these types of actions from business and academia to help prod the shift off of fossil fuel reliance.

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